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Samuel adams was born on september, 27, 1722, Boston MA and died on october, 2, 1803 he was buried at Boston MA. samuel adams was an american statesman, political philosopher and one of the founding fathers of the united states. He was a politician in boston massachusett, a leader of the movement that became the american revolution,and one of the architects of the principles of american republicanism that shaped the political cultrue of the united states. He was a second cousin to fellow founding fathers, president john adams. American patriot samuel adams (1722-1803) failed as a brewer and newspaper publisher before becoming one of the independence movement’s most celebrated leaders and statemen. An organizer of boston’s sons of liberty, Adams conceived of the boston’s resistance to the tea act, which climaxed in the famous…show more content…
They organized this society to help protect the colonist’s rights against the british He was a leading figure in the fight against British taxation of the colonies. He called for the colonies to not cooperate with the british which would eventuallly lead to the british occupying boston. A famous quote of his is “It does not take a majority to prevail but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of man.” After the boston massacre in march of 1770, in which british soldiers fired shots into an angry mob of colonist, Adams sought a fair trial of soldiers. He conviced john adams his cousin, to defend the soldiers trial. He also worked hard in an attempt to get the the british army to withdraw from boston. It is believed Sam Adams had a role in the boston tea party which took place on december 16th of 1773; however his exact role is unknown. In september and october of 1774 he represent the massachusetts colony at the first continental congress. The congress agreed to an organized boycott of british
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