Adams, Samuel, 1722-1803

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Samuel Adams (September 27 [O.S. September 16] 1722 – October 2, 1803) was an American statesman, political philosopher, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was a politician in colonial Massachusetts, 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 culture of the United States. He was a second cousin to his fellow Founding Father, President John Adams.

Adams was born in Boston, brought up in a religious and politically active family. A graduate of Harvard College, he was an unsuccessful businessman and tax collector before concentrating on politics. He was an influential official of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the Boston Town Meeting in the 1760s, and he became a part of a movement opposed to the British Parliament's efforts to tax the British American colonies without their consent. His 1768 Massachusetts Circular Letter calling for colonial non-cooperation prompted the occupation of Boston by British soldiers, eventually resulting in the Boston Massacre of 1770. Adams and his colleagues devised a committee of correspondence system in 1772 to help coordinate resistance to what he saw as the British government's attempts to violate the British Constitution at the expense of the colonies, which linked like-minded Patriots throughout the Thirteen Colonies. Continued resistance to British policy resulted in the 1773 Boston Tea Party and the coming of the American Revolution. Adams was actively involved with colonial newspapers publishing accounts of colonial sentimet over British colonial rule, which were fundamental in uniting the colonies.

Parliament passed the Coercive Acts in 1774, at which time Adams attended the Continental Congress in Philadelphia which was convened to coordinate a colonial response. He helped guide Congress towards issuing the Continental Association in 1774 and the Declaration of Independence in 1776, and he 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 lieutenant governor and governor. Taking a cue from President Washington, who declined to run for reelection in 1796, he retired from politics at the end of his term as governor in 1797. Adams suffered from what is now believed to have been essential tremor, a movement disorder that rendered him unable to write in the final decade of his life. He died at the age of 81 on October 2, 1803, and was interred at the Granary Burying Ground in Boston.

Samuel Adams later became a controversial figure in American history. Accounts written in the 19th century praised him as someone who had been steering his fellow colonists towards independence long before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. This view was challenged by negative assessments of Adams in the first half of the 20th century, in which he was portrayed as a master of propaganda who provoked "mob violence" to achieve his goals.

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associatedWith Swann, William, 1746-1835. person
associatedWith Thornton, George, ca.1743-1781. person
associatedWith Trumbull, Jonathan, 1710-1785. person
associatedWith Turner, John. person
associatedWith United States. Congress. corporateBody
memberOf United States. Continental Congress. corporateBody
associatedWith United States Sanitary Commission corporateBody
correspondedWith Warren, James, 1726-1808 person
associatedWith Washburne, E. B. (Elihu Benjamin), 1816-1887 person
associatedWith Washington, Charles, 1738-1799. person
correspondedWith Washington, George, 1732-1799. person
associatedWith Wells, Nathaniel, d. 1816. person
associatedWith Willard, Henry A. (Henry Augustus), 1902- person
associatedWith Wood, Aaron. person
associatedWith Woolcott, Oliver, 1726-1797. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Boston MA US
Cambridge MA US
Subject
Boston Port Bill, 1774
Civil supremacy over the military
Clothing and dress
Corn
Debtor and creditor
Delegates, U.S. Continental Congress
Governor
Governors
Household supplies
Jewish merchants
Men's clothing
Real property
Shipping
State rights
States' rights (American politics)
Tailoring
Occupation
Brewers
Businessmen
Delegates, U.S. Continental Congress
Governor
Lieutenant governors
Merchants
Newspaper publishers
Politicians
Activity

Person

Birth 1722-09-27

Death 1803-10-02

Male

Britons,

Americans

English

Information

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