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Samuel Adams

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Transcript of Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams Samuel Adams was born on September 27, 1722.
He was born in Boston, Mass. Samuel Adams founded
the group called
"Sons of Liberty" in 1765. They fought with
violence. He signed the
"Declaration of Independence" on
July 4, 1776. "Sons of Liberty, fight for your freedom!" In 1793 Samuel Adams was elected Governor of Massachusetts, until 1797, which he then retired. From 1736 until 1743, Samuel went
to Harvard College. He ranked sixth
in his class and left with a Master's Degree. In 1764, he was elected Tax Collector,
but was not pleased with his job. When the Townshend Acts were made in 1767,
Samuel Adams wrote a letter called the
Massachusetts Circular Letter. The letter
asked the colonists to rise up against the king. Samuel Adams was a
Lieutenant Governor for
John Hancock, from 1789
to 1793. December 16, 1773 Samuel
and the"Sons of Liberty" dumped
342 crates of tea into the Boston
Harbor.Mostly because of the Tea Act. Samuel Adams died on
October 2, 1803. He was 81 when he passed away. Everyone suggests it was of old age, but he did have a few diseases in his day. www.samueladams.net Resources: www.ushistory.org www.revolutionary-war-and-beyond.com www.notablebiography.com Pictures: samuelatgilgal.wordpress.com maps.thefullwiki.org blogsensebybarb.wordpress.com www3.villanova.org masshist.org
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