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Samuel Adams
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- Jeannie
 Added: Oct. 19, 2014
 

- bob tarte
 Added: Oct. 8, 2014
 

- bob tarte
 Added: Oct. 8, 2014
 

- Big AL
 Added: Oct. 3, 2014
 
Samuel Adams: sir, you will be remembered as an American statesman, political philosopher, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. As a politician in colonial Massachusetts, Adams was a leader of the movement that became the American Revolution, and was 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 President John Adams . As an influential official of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the Boston Town Meeting in the 1760s, Adams was a part of a movement opposed to the British Parliament's efforts to tax the British American colonies without their consent. His 1768 circular letter calling for colonial non-cooperation prompted the occupation of Boston by British soldiers, eventually resulting in the Boston Massacre of 1770. 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, in 1772 Adams and his colleagues devised a committee of correspondence system, 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. You are 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 gave way to 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. Both of these interpretations have been challenged by some modern scholars, who argue that these traditional depictions of Adams are myths contradicted by the historical record. It was On August 1, before a large audience at the State House in Philadelphia, Adams delivered a speech in support of American independence that included the following memorable lines: "If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen" Like his fellow Republicans, he spoke out against the Jay Treaty in 1796, a position that drew criticism in a state that was increasingly Federalist. In that year's U. S. presidential election, Republicans in Virginia cast 15 electoral votes for Adams in an effort to make him Jefferson's vice-president, but Federalist John Adams won the election, with Jefferson becoming vice-president. The Adams cousins remained friends, but Samuel was pleased when Jefferson defeated John Adams in the 1800 presidential election. Taking a cue from President Washington, who declined to run for reelection in 1796, Adams 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, in the final decade of his life, rendered him unable to write.On this day after 211 years, he passed away and was interred at the Granary Burying Ground in Boston. Boston's Republican newspaper, the Independent Chronicle, eulogized him as the "Father of the American Revolution"!
- MFPS
 Added: Oct. 2, 2014
 

- DENA ANN
 Added: Oct. 2, 2014
 

- Mike
 Added: Oct. 2, 2014
 

- R I P
 Added: Oct. 2, 2014
 

- David Green
 Added: Oct. 2, 2014
 

- A Tory
 Added: Oct. 2, 2014
 

- Darlene T.
 Added: Oct. 2, 2014
 

-Anonymous
 Added: Oct. 2, 2014
 

- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Oct. 2, 2014
 

- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Oct. 2, 2014
 

- Janis Coleman
 Added: Oct. 2, 2014
 

- Maggie Mac
 Added: Oct. 2, 2014
 

- Mike Caldwell
 Added: Oct. 2, 2014
 

- elaine bailey
 Added: Oct. 2, 2014
 

- czgrammy
 Added: Oct. 2, 2014
 

- Alan Brownsten
 Added: Oct. 2, 2014
 

- Cindy
 Added: Oct. 2, 2014
 
Samuel Adams: sir, you will be remembered as an American statesman, political philosopher, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. As a politician in colonial Massachusetts, Adams was a leader of the movement that became the American Revolution, and was 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 President John Adams . As an influential official of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the Boston Town Meeting in the 1760s, Adams was a part of a movement opposed to the British Parliament's efforts to tax the British American colonies without their consent. His 1768 circular letter calling for colonial non-cooperation prompted the occupation of Boston by British soldiers, eventually resulting in the Boston Massacre of 1770. 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, in 1772 Adams and his colleagues devised a committee of correspondence system, 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. You are 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 gave way to 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. Both of these interpretations have been challenged by some modern scholars, who argue that these traditional depictions of Adams are myths contradicted by the historical record. It was On August 1, before a large audience at the State House in Philadelphia, Adams delivered a speech in support of American independence that included the following memorable lines: "If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen" Like his fellow Republicans, he spoke out against the Jay Treaty in 1796, a position that drew criticism in a state that was increasingly Federalist. In that year's U. S. presidential election, Republicans in Virginia cast 15 electoral votes for Adams in an effort to make him Jefferson's vice-president, but Federalist John Adams won the election, with Jefferson becoming vice-president. The Adams cousins remained friends, but Samuel was pleased when Jefferson defeated John Adams in the 1800 presidential election. Taking a cue from President Washington, who declined to run for reelection in 1796, Adams 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, in the final decade of his life, rendered him unable to write.On this day after 211 years, he passed away and was interred at the Granary Burying Ground in Boston. Boston's Republican newspaper, the Independent Chronicle, eulogized him as the "Father of the American Revolution"!
- MFPS
 Added: Sep. 28, 2014
 

- Marty Stewart
 Added: Sep. 27, 2014
 

- iawildflwr
 Added: Sep. 27, 2014
 
Thanks for being a signer on the Declaration Of Independence. Happy Birthday in heaven.
- Sanshl
 Added: Sep. 27, 2014
 

- Johnny
 Added: Sep. 27, 2014
 
Thank you, sir...
-Anonymous
 Added: Sep. 27, 2014
 

- BlingBlinkyOfTexas
 Added: Sep. 27, 2014
 

- Sojourner
 Added: Sep. 27, 2014
 
Thank you for my freedom!
-Anonymous
 Added: Sep. 27, 2014
 
Happy Birthday
- Mike Caldwell
 Added: Sep. 27, 2014
 

- Antonio DosSantos
 Added: Sep. 27, 2014
 

- Robert Saulino, Sr.
 Added: Sep. 27, 2014
 

- Janis Coleman
 Added: Sep. 27, 2014
 

- czgrammy
 Added: Sep. 27, 2014
 

- Lazer
 Added: Sep. 27, 2014
 

- Ryan Curtis
 Added: Sep. 27, 2014
 

- Marie
 Added: Sep. 27, 2014
 
Happy Birthday
- Cindy
 Added: Sep. 27, 2014
 

- Neil B (John 3:16)
 Added: Sep. 27, 2014
 

- Ann
 Added: Aug. 27, 2014
 

- Ann
 Added: Aug. 27, 2014
 
How blessed to find you part of my family and your my cousin.May the Lord bless you and yours
- vl beck
 Added: Jul. 14, 2014
 

- Neil B (John 3:16)
 Added: Jul. 4, 2014
 
Thank you on this 4th of July..
- LeeAnne
 Added: Jul. 4, 2014
 

- Stan Fifield
 Added: Jul. 4, 2014
 
Thank You so much for your service to our country. Rest In Peace. :)
- Emily Marsh
 Added: Jul. 4, 2014
 

- Bradley
 Added: Jun. 28, 2014
 

- Joyce Gaddis
 Added: Jun. 5, 2014
 
thank you for standing up to King George and founding our nation
- colin smith
 Added: Apr. 2, 2014
 
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