Portrait of Sam Adams.

Portrait of Sam Adams by John Singleton Copley.

Samuel Adams External Links

September 27, 1722–October 2, 1803

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Samuel Adams 1722-1803

Among those who signed theDeclaration of Independence, and were conspicuous in the revolution, thereexisted, of course, a great diversity of intellectual endowments; nor did allrender to their country, in those perilous days, the same important services.Like the luminaries of heavens each contributed his portion of influence; but,like them, they differed, as star differeth from star in glory. But in theconstellation of great men, which adorned that era, few shone with morebrilliancy, or exercised a more powerful influence than Samuel Adams.

Signers of the Declaration of Independence: Samuel Adams 1722-1803

Samuel and John Adams' names are almost synonymous in allaccounts of the Revolution that grew, largely, out of Boston. Though they werecousins and not brothers, they were often referred to as the Adams' brothers,or simply as the Adams'. Samuel Adams was born in Boston, son of a merchant andbrewer. He was an excellent politician, an unsuccessful brewer, and a poorbusinessman.

Governors of Massachusetts: Samuel Adams 1722-1803

Samuel Adams was called "the greatest incendiary in theEmpire" by Royal Governor Thomas Hutchinson. Two decades later, thegreatest incendiary would be Governor himself.

Guide to Research Collections: Samuel Adams 1722-1803

A guide to the collected works of Samuel Adams

The Rights of the Colonists by Samuel Adams

The text of a Report of the Committee of Correspondence tothe Boston Town Meeting, Nov. 20, 1772, written by Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams Biography

Adams played a prominent role in planning and executing theBoston Tea Party. Adams' views became radical after the British closed the portof Boston and quartered troops in the city in 1774. He attended both the FirstContinental Congress (1774) and the Second Continental Congress (1775),speaking forcefully as an advocate of independence. On the eve of hostilities,Adams narrowly eluded the British forces at Lexington. He continued to serve inthe Congress during the War and was a signer of the Declaration ofIndependence.


The colonial leader Samuel Adamswas an influential figure in the years leading up to the American Revolution(1775–83). His newspaper articles and organizational activities helped inspireAmerican colonists to rebel against the British government.

Sons of Liberty: Patriots or Terrorists? How A Secret Society of Rebel Americans Made Its Mark on Early America

For the American "armchair historian," thisAmerican Revolutionary organization conjures up a myriad of confusing images.But, what of this "secret" organization that played such an integralpart in advancing the idea of American independence from Great Britain? Whatwere the Sons of Liberty? Who were its members and how widespread was itssupport among the thirteen colonies comprising British America? What was theideology and degree of political affiliation within the organization?

On American Independence by Samuel Adams

Text of a speech presented by Samuel Adams at the statehouse in Philadelphia on August 1, 1776 advocating American independence fromGreat Britain.

Samuel Adams Facts

This is a list of basic Samuel Adams Facts. SamuelAdams is sometimes called the "Father of the American Revolution"because of his early stand against the tyranny of Great Britain and hisspeeches and writings that drew many American colonists into the fight forfreedom. This list of Samuel Adams Facts contains basic things such as birthand death dates, marriage dates, number of children and occupations as a youngman. It is also contains some interesting and less well known Samuel AdamsFacts.

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  • Article Title Sam Adams External Links
  • Coverage September 27, 1722–October 2, 1803
  • Author
  • Keywords samuel adams, founding father, continental congress, declaration of independence, governor of massachusetts
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date January 18, 2021
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  • Date of Last Update January 13, 2021