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Samuel Adams

Founding Father of the United States
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Net worth 2018: $700,000
Industry: Revolutionaries
Residence: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Country: United States
BirthDay: 27 September 1722
Sigh: Libra
Died On: October 2, 1803
Education: Harvard College (1740-1743), Harvard College (1736-1740), Boston Latin School
BIOGRAPHY

Samuel Adams was bornon 27 September 1722 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, American, is Founding Father of the United States. Samuel Adams, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, was born in the eighteenth century in Boston, Massachusetts, then a part of the British Colony. The son of an influential member of the Boston Caucus, he became interested in politics during his student days at Harvard. After graduation, he tried to go into a number of professions, but each of them failed due to his involvement in politics. Attaining his first political appointment at the age of twenty-four, he entered the Boston Caucus upon his father’s death a couple of years later. Gradually, as Britain enacted a number of acts that went against the interest of the colonists, he started a movement that later evolved into the American Revolution, paving the way for the country’s independence. Later he contributed significantly to the formation of the American republicanism and was instrumental in the inclusion of the bill of rights into the new constitution. After his death, the members of Massachusetts as well as the federal legislatures wore mourning bands in his honor for the rest of the year.

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1803

He died on October 2, 1803 at the age of 81 and was interred at the Granary Burying Ground in Boston

1788

A surgeon in the War of Independence, he fell ill during the war and died from it on January 17, 1788 while his father was attending a convention for ratification of the new constitution

1757

His wife died soon after giving birth to a stillborn child in 1757

1749

In October 1749, Samuel Adams married Elizabeth nee Checkley, the daughter of the New South pastor

1743

In 1743, Adams was awarded his master’s degree for his thesis ‘Whether It Be Lawful to Resist the Supreme Magistrate, If the Commonwealth Cannot Be Otherwise Preserved’

1740

In 1740, he graduated from Harvard, winning a class debate on liberty and then enrolled at the same institution for his master’s degree

1739

In 1739, he promoted Land Bank, which introduced paper money instead of gold and silver, thus helping to solve the ongoing currency crisis

1736

On graduating from there in 1736, he entered Harvard College to be trained as a minister; but very soon his interest began to shift towards politics

1722

Samuel Adams was born on September 16, 1722 (Old Style date) in Boston, at that time a part of the British Colony of Massachusetts

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