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Samuel Adams (September 27 [O.S. September 16] 1722 – October 2, 1803) was an American statesman, political philosopher, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was a politician in colonial Massachusetts, a leader of the movement that became the American Revolution, and 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 his fellow Founding Father, President John Adams.

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Adams as portrayed by Paul Revere. 1774. Yale University Art Gallery
Adams as portrayed by Paul Revere. 1774. Yale University Art Gallery
Statue of Samuel Adams in front of Faneuil Hall, which was the home of the Boston Town Meeting[53]
Statue of Samuel Adams in front of Faneuil Hall, which was the home of the Boston Town Meeting[53]
Adams as he looked in 1795, when he was Governor of Massachusetts. The original portrait was destroyed by fire; this is a mezzotint copy.[110]
Adams as he looked in 1795, when he was Governor of Massachusetts. The original portrait was destroyed by fire; this is a mezzotint copy.[110]
The Old South Meeting House (1968 photo shown) was Adams's church. During the crisis with Great Britain, mass meetings that were too large for Faneuil Hall were held here.[24]
The Old South Meeting House (1968 photo shown) was Adams's church. During the crisis with Great Britain, mass meetings that were too large for Faneuil Hall were held here.[24]
This iconic 1846 lithograph by Nathaniel Currier was entitled "The Destruction of Tea at Boston Harbor"; the phrase "Boston Tea Party" had not yet become standard.[131]
This iconic 1846 lithograph by Nathaniel Currier was entitled "The Destruction of Tea at Boston Harbor"; the phrase "Boston Tea Party" had not yet become standard.[131]
While at Harvard, Adams boarded at Massachusetts Hall.[13]
While at Harvard, Adams boarded at Massachusetts Hall.[13]
Samuel Adams grave marker in the Granary Burying Ground.
Samuel Adams grave marker in the Granary Burying Ground.
In John Trumbull's Declaration of Independence, Adams is seated to the viewer's right of Richard Henry Lee, whose legs are crossed in the front row.[168]
In John Trumbull's Declaration of Independence, Adams is seated to the viewer's right of Richard Henry Lee, whose legs are crossed in the front row.[168]
Paul Revere's 1768 engraving of British troops arriving in Boston was reprinted throughout the colonies.
Paul Revere's 1768 engraving of British troops arriving in Boston was reprinted throughout the colonies.
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