Sam Adams

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Sam Adams

Every so often, a man of true passion is born. A man exceedingly dedicated
to his principles, and very firm in his beliefs. Samuel Adams was such a
man. Adams was a patriot, and one of the more influential men in the
colonies. However, even as a patriot, he did not support the Constitution.
How could such a patriot be an anti-federalist? Once again, it all comes
down to an issue of beliefs.
Samuel Adams was born on September 27, 1722. He was the son of a successful
merchant and malter. As a boy, he attended Boston Grammar School. In 1736
he decided to enter Harvard. It was here that he became active in colonial
politics. He joined such clubs as the Caucus Club, which was influential in
nominating candidates for local office. Here he became interested in
revolution. The subject for his Master of Arts thesis was "Whether it be
lawful to resist the Supreme Magistrate, if the Commonwealth cannot otherwise
be preserved."(Brown 10). In 1740 he graduated and set off to help put an
end to England's rule over the colonies. Every so often, a man of true
passion is born. A man exceedingly dedicated to his principles, and very
firm in his beliefs. Samuel Adams was such a man. Adams was a patriot, and
one of the more influential men in the colonies. However, even as a
patriot, he did not support the Constitution. How could such a patriot be an
anti-federalist? Once again, it all comes down to an issue of beliefs.
Samuel Adams was born on September 27, 1722. He was the son of a successful
merchant and malter. As a boy, he attended Boston Grammar School. In 1736
he decided to enter Harvard. It was here that he became active in colonial
politics. He joined such clubs as the Caucus Club, which was influential in
nominating candidates for local office. Here he became interested in
revolution. The subject for his Master of Arts thesis was "Whether it be
lawful to resist the Supreme Magistrate, if the Commonwealth cannot otherwise
be preserved."(Brown 10). In 1740 he graduated and set off to help put an
end to England's rule over the colonies.
Adams got married early in life. His first wife, however, died before they
had spent much time together. She left him with two children. Later, he
married for a second time. He spent much time during this marriage at attic
meetings of the Caucus. It was here that he learned the fine points of being
a politician.
Samuel first got a chance to use these skills when he was elected tax
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