Samuel Adams was born on September 27, 1722, Boston, Massachusetts Samuel Adams was a son to a merchant who sold things in Boston. When he graduated from Harvard College in 1740, his ideas about a useful career were not many : he did not want to become a brewer, fate (or ill luck) forced Adams into the brewery; he operated his father’s malt house for a livelihood but not as a dedicated businessman, and the idea of working a Church didnt interest Samuel Adams much either.
Adams was not a good merchant like his father and didnt like the idea of becoming one. He, however, was a very good politician. He also unlike his father, wasnt a good businessman either. His early public office as a tax collector made people suspect him of a British agent. He made did very well with understanding tax codes and he knew the majority of merchants in Boston because of his father being a merchant. Samuel Adams was a very popular leader in his time who spent a great deal of time in the public.
Adams became more involved in politics. He belonged to several patriotic clubs and was an important person in Boston town meetings. Adams did not like several laws passed by the British Parliament in the American Colonies. Those laws included the Sugar Act of 1764, the Stamp Act of 1765, and the Townshend Acts of 1767 Adams served in the Massachusetts legislature from 1765 to 1774. As its clerk, he talked a lot with other colonial leaders.
Unfortunately for Samuel Adams the Parliament in 1776 didnt allow the Stamp Act to take place. After the events from the Boston Massacre of 1770 to the Boston Tea Party and the Bill, Adams sneakily threw Crown officials off guard, courted the radical elements, wrote dozens of important and controversial newspaper articles. By the time of the battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775, when he and Hancock were singled out as Americans not covered in any future amnesty, Adam’s career as a propagandist had peaked.
In 1765 he was elected to the Massachusetts Assembly where he served them as a clerk for many years. It was there when he was first to make a continental congress. He was a leading advocate of republicanism. In 1774, he was chosen to be a member of the provincial council during the Boston Tea Party crisis in Boston. He was made as a representative to the Continental Congress in 1774, and while he was there he was noted for his good skills, and as a hard working advocate of independence from Britain.
In 1776, as a representative for the Continental Congress, he signed the Declaration of Independence. Adams retired from the Congress in 1881 and returned home to Massachusetts to become a leading member in a place to form a constitution. Adams served in the Continental Congress between 1774 and 1781, but after a few months he started gossip, to find out what America was going to do next. While serving in the 1779 Massachusetts constitutional convention, he allowed his cousin John Adams to do most of the work.
As a representative to the Massachusetts convention in 1788, Adams made a brief show as an old-time liberal who felt sorry for the conservatives. But then the sudden death of his son weakened his spirit, and in the end he gave up because the Federalists took over him. After that, In 1789 he was made lieutenant governor of the state of Massachusetts.. He was elected again finally in 1797 when he retired because his health wasnt doing too well at that time. Samuel Adams died in the morning of October 2, 1803, in his home town of Boston, Massachusetts.