Samuel Adams, Founding Father, Man of Faith

roryanne muldrake By roryanne muldrake, 9th Dec 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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The founding father that represented Hope for the country.

We could use a man like Samuel Adams

We need someone like Samuel Adams to renew our faith in American politicians today.

We need someone to assure us about what we can do as citizens of the greatest nation in the world, the United States of

Samuel Adams, statesman, political philosopher, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, was a leader of the movement that became the American Revolution. He was also one of the architects of the principles of American republicanism that shaped the political culture of the United States.

Samuel Adams was born on September 27, 1722, Boston, Massachusetts. He became part of a movement opposed to the British Parliament's efforts to tax the British American colonies without their consent. That sounds like what is happening now in our country.

Samuel Adams portrait, 1772, by artist, John Singleton Copley, in Wikipedia Commons public domain images

Boston Tea Party

Coordinating resistance to the British government's attempts to violate the British Constitution at the expense of the colonies, in 1772 Adams helped to link like-minded Patriots throughout the Thirteen Colonies.

This resistance to British policy resulted in the 1773 Boston Tea Party and the coming of the American Revolution.


Samuel Adams argued that the:

• people must "resist any encroachment on their constitutional rights."
• Tea Party was not the act of a lawless mob, but was instead a principled protest and the only remaining option the people had to defend their constitutional rights."

Samuel Adams died on October 2, 1803, in Cambridge, MA.

He was the Founding Father of the United States that represented faith.

Declaration of Indepence Painting by John Trumbull

Famous Samuel Adams' Quotes

"Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can."

"Our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty."

"The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks."

Visit "The Charters of Freedom: A New World is at Hand" and:

Colonial Hall: Biographies of our Founding Fathers

Side note: Sadly, what appeared first in a Google search for Samuel Adams is: Samuel Adams, World Class Beer (sad, but true)


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author avatar Denise O
10th Dec 2010 (#)

Great read. Up on my facebook wall.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar roryanne muldrake
10th Dec 2010 (#)

Thanks Denise.

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author avatar Judges4
25th Mar 2011 (#)

Great article. I'm studying Sam Adams, and he had this uncanny knack of describing in detail many things that are happening now. (And they are all in the "this is what will happen if we give up our liberty" category) We need more men like him in office!

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