Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams

POLITICIAN

Founding Father and brewer who helped organize the Boston Tea Party. He helped draft the Articles of Confederation and the Massachusetts Constitution and he was the 4th Governor of Massachusetts from 1794 to 1797. He wrote a thesis which strongly hinted at his colonial-rights political views. The beer company named after him was not founded by him, but was created in 1985. His second cousin was President John Adams. He had one son, Samuel Adams Jr., who died during the American Revolution.
  • When was
    Samuel Adams born?

    Samuel Adams was born on Sunday, September 27, 1722

  • Where was
    Samuel Adams born?

    Samuel Adams was born in Boston, MA

  • How old is
    Samuel Adams?

    Samuel Adams is 297


Best Quotes

  • ...it does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds...
  • Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: first, the right to life; secondly, to liberty; thirdly, to property; together with the right to support and defend them in the best manner they can. Those are evident branches of, rather than deductions from, the duty of self-preservation, commonly called the first law of nature.
  • If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.
  • And if we now cast our eyes over the nations of the earth, we shall find that, instead of possessing the pure religion of the Gospel, they may be divided either into infidels, who deny the truth; or politicians who make religion a stalking horse for their ambition; or professors, who walk in the trammels of orthodoxy, and are more attentive to traditions and ordinances of men than to the oracles of truth.
  • It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds.
  • The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks ... It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men.
  • The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule
  • The Constitution shall never be construed...to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms
  • The country shall be independent, and we will be satisfied with nothing short of it
  • That the said Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press or the rights of conscience or to prevent the people of the United states who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms...
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