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Transcript of Samuel Adams
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September 27 Samuel Adams was born in Boston in the British colony of Massachusetts on September 27,1722. Adams was one of the twelve children to be born by Samuel Adams Sr, and Mary Fifield Adams.Only 3 of the children would live past their 3rd birthdays and Samuel Adams was one of them.When living in Boston, Adams was raised in a religious and active family. Samuel was a second cousin to U.S. President John Adams.Adams graduated from Harvard College in 1740, and would soon be known as an American revolutionary and one of the nation's Founding Fathers. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Adams http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/signers/adams_s.htm Bibliography or sources http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Samuel_Adams As Adams grew he became fond of politics. Adams wrote political essays to the Independent Advertiser newspaper.He joined a political club, the Whipping Post Club.He also joined another group called Boston's South End Caucus which was a powerful force in the selection of candidates for elective office. Being a tax collector in Boston, he used non-collection of taxes as a political bargaining chip. By 1765, he was a leader in Boston's town meetings, drafting protests against the Stamp Act that protested British efforts to tax the colonists and called for a spirited defense of Americans' "invaluable Rights & Liberties."Adams played the role as a colonail leader of the 1776 Boycott and one of the founding fathers in the Revolutionary war .Over the next decade he became an well known leader of the town meetings.He wrote a circular letter calling for colonial non-cooperation in 1768,which lead to the Boston Massacre of 1770.After Parliament passed the Coercive Acts in 1774, Adams attended the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, which was convened to coordinate a colonial response. He helped guide Congress towards issuing the Declaration of Independence in 1776, and helped draft the Articles of Confederation and the Massachusetts Constitution. Adams returned to Massachusetts after the American Revolution, where he served in the state senate and was eventually elected governor. The end for one of our founding fathers In the 1900's accounts thought of Samuel as a colonist who lead us to independence before the revolutionary war.Samuel Adams then died of the age 81 in 1803 october,2.Anyway to some it all up Adams was a great man.He successfully graduated Harverd and became one of our founding fathers.