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Samuel Adams

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Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams (September 27, 1722 – October 2, 1803) was an American revolutionary. He was governor of Massachusetts from 1793 to 1797.

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  • "The truth is, all might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they ought."[1]    
Simple: If everyone wanted freedom enough to fight for it, everyone would be free.
  • "All men have a right to remain in a state of nature as long as they please; and in case of intolerable oppression, civil or religious, to leave the society they belong to, and enter into another."[2]
Simple: All men should have a choice to leave somewhere they don't like for whatever reasons
  • "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."[2]
Simple: Men should be controlled only by the law of nature
  • "What a glorious morning for America!"[3]    
Simple: This morning is filled with glory for the United States of America!


  1. Essay, written under the pseudonym "Candidus," in The Boston Gazette (14 October 1771)
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Rights of the Colonists (1772)
  3. After hearing gunfire at Lexington (April 19, 1775), Lexington Battle Green

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