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Adams, Samuel (Sam; the American Cato)

Born: 1722 AD
Died: 1803 AD, at 81 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Political Leader, Politicial Adviser


1722 - Born in Boston; birth of the major leader in the American Revolution


1730s-1740s - Attended Harvard


           - Became active in colonial politics and enjoyed a popular following through his activities in the Boston political clubs including the the Caucus Club


           - Effective as spokesman for the popular party opposed to the entrenched circle around the royal governor


1756-1764 - Tax collector of Boston


1765 - Organized the protest against the STAMP ACT


          - Founded the SONS OF LIBERTY


1765-1775 - The most influential member of the lower house of the Massachusetts legislature


         - Drafted most of the major protest documents, including the Circular Letter (1768) against the



1770 - Led agitation to demand removal of quartered British troops after Boston Massacre


1772 - Main founder of Boston Committee of Correspondence


          - Wrote frequently for the press in defense of colonial rights


1773 - He was a principal organizer of the Boston Tea Party


1774-1782 - Massachusetts delegate to Continental Congress


1794-1797 - Lieutenant governor of Massachusetts


1793-1797 Governor of Massachusetts


         - A more conservative figure in later years, he condemned the farmers’ actions during SHAYS”S REBELLION and endorsed ratification of the federal Constitution


1803 - Died on October 2


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