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Samuel Adams, born Sept. 27, 1722, was known as “The Father of the American Revolution.” Spreading the slogan “No taxation without representation,” Sam Adams instigated the Stamp Act Riots in 1765. In 1770, after the Boston Massacre, where British soldiers fired into a crowd, killing five and wounding six, Sam Adams spread Revolutionary sentiment with his network of Committees of Correspondence. In 1772, Sam Adams wrote in “The Rights of the Colonists,” section “The Rights of the Colonist as Subjects”: “Government has no right to absolute, arbitrary power over the lives and fortunes of the people; nor can mortals assume…

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