Samuel Adams (September 27, 1722 – October 2, 1803) was an American statesman, politician, writer and political philosopher, brewer, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Adams was instrumental in garnering the support of the colonies for rebellion against the Kingdom of Great Britain, which eventually began the American Revolution, and was also one of the key architects of the principles of American republicanism that shaped American political culture. He was the second cousin of John Adams.
In popular culture he is known as the namesake of a brand of ale.
Samuel Adams in The Two Georges
Samuel Adams had made a name for himself as a critic of the policies of the British government. He was part of the North American delegation led by George Washington to the court of King George III to settle the conflicts between the colonies and the mother country. This meeting led to the founding of the North American Union.
- The Two Georges, pgs. 28-29, MPB.
- Ibid., p. 242, HC.
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