Adams, Samuel

Portrait
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

TOWNSHEND ACTS

 

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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