Name

Samuel Adams

Career

Public life

Occupation 1

Political agitator

Occupation 2

Brewer

Region

NA/New England region

Era

Maritime Republic (1751-1815)

Born

1722

Died

1803

Source

Robert A. McCaughey

Text

Bostonian and Harvard graduate (1740), Adams became an effective mobilizer of public agitation in Boston; was especially effective in dealing with the town's maritime workers. Came of political age during the Knowles riots of 1747; prominet in the anti-Stamp Act disturbances and the Boston Tea Party; one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

Related Events

1740 - Knowles Riot over English impressment in Boston

Record ID: 787