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Definition: Signer of the Declaration of Independence who was also a former governor of Massachusetts and a ringleader of the American Revolution, along with his cousin, John. When trouble was to be made, Samuel Adams was there. He was a constant opponent of British oppression, and he was an instigator in many protests, including the Boston Tea Party.

Related Resources:
Samuel Adams: Ringleader of the American Revolution
Described as a firebrand, a revolutionary, and a patriot, the young Adams was perhaps the most vocal of his generation to demand independence from Great Britain. He believed in the higher cause of independence, and he didn't often let laws that he thought unjust stand in his way.

Colonial America
The backdrop to the story.

Elsewhere on the Web:
Samuel Adams: Man of the Revolution
The man and his accomplishments come alive in this fascinating biography.

A Collection of Original Writings
Understand the man better by reading his own words.

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