Father of the American Revolution
Brief Family History
Contributions to Independence
The colonists viewed Sam Adams as a honest man. He was their speaker, he spoke the thoughts of the colonists and he stuck up to Britain when he felt something needed to be done. When Britain rose the taxes on tea and set out to over rule the colonists, Sam Adams had something to say. His integrity meant everything to him. He was envied for his strong moral principles and his willingness to protect the colonists with his Puritan background. Since Adams was such a successful rebel to the British, they would view him as a fraud, someone who lacked moral sustainability. They would question his integrity and be easily threatened because of the voice he had for the colonists.
The colonists viewed Sam Adams as a man full of citizenship. He was very involved and determined for American independence which is one of the many reasons why he was such admired. As a political leader, he organized the Sons of Liberty, led attacks against British taxes and passionately spoke out against the Stamp Act. However to the British, Sam Adams would be viewed as a pest or a pita (pain in the ass).