Samuel Adams: Father Of The Boston Tea Party

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Samuel Adams was born in Boston on September 27, 1722. He grew up in a wealthy home and had eleven siblings. Unfortunately, only two of them made it until their third birthdays. Both of Samuel's parents were strong puritans. His mom supported Calvinism and his dad was a deacon of the Congregational Church. Early on, Adams was exposed to politics because his father himself was a politician. Adams had a top-notch education at Boston Latin School where he learned Latin and Greek. Later on, at the age of fourteen, he attended the college of Harvard in 1736 and later graduated with his bachelor's degree in 1740. 1743 came around and Adams received a Masters degree in Arts and wrote a controversial thesis about the commonwealth. After his father's death in 1748, Adams was introduced to his first political post as a clerk of the Boston Market. Then he…show more content…
is today. Furious by the British taxation on tea, Samuel Adams played a huge role in the Boston Tea Party, by pretty much setting up the whole "party". During the war, Adams was a delegate in the First Continental Congress, coordinating the formation of the militia and making many important decisions with the founding fathers of America. After the war was done, Samuel was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation in 1776. When he returned to Massachusetts in 1781, Adams was elected to the state Senate. Later on in 1789, he was appointed lieutenant governor of Massachusetts. On October 2, 1803, Samuel Adams passed away in Boston leaving a legacy that will never be forgotten. Without Adams, things just would not be the same because he had a major impact on the British taxations and had part in the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Samuel Adams played a major role in the shaping of the wonderful U.S. that we live in and has had a lasting impact on
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