By Linda Schmittroth, Mary Kay Rosteck, Stacy A. McConnell
Profiles sixty women and men who have been key gamers at the British or American part of the yankee Revolution, from John Adams, who turned the second one president, to Eliza Wilkinson, who wrote of the day British squaddies looted her South Carolina domestic.
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S. Constitution was written, and in 1788 Adams was among the representatives who passed it. Adams argued for a bill of rights to be attached to the constitution, guaranteeing such basic rights as freedom of religion and freedom of speech. S. Constitution. In 1789 Adams was elected lieutenant governor of Massachusetts and served for four years. Upon the death of Massachusetts governor John Hancock in 1793, seventy-twoyear-old Adams became the governor. Adams held the post until 1797, putting in long hours each day.
Adams works to end the Stamp Act Adams went around Boston persuading working people to join the Sons of Liberty, an organization he had founded to fight for American rights. The group, which eventually numbered three hundred, sometimes engaged in disruptive activities that the British considered illegal. For that reason, Adams stayed away from the group’s public gatherings, although everyone in Boston knew he was its head. Adams preferred to stay in the background, writing articles and organizing demonstrations.
New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1974. Miller, John C. Sam Adams: Pioneer in Propaganda. Boston: Little, Brown, 1936. Peabody, James Bishop, ed. John Adams: A Biography in His Own Words. New York: Newsweek Books, 1973. Phelan, Mary Kay. The Story of the Boston Tea Party. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1973. 30 American Revolution: Biographies Ethan Allen Born January 21, 1738 Litchfield, Connecticut Died February 12, 1789 Burlington, Vermont Military leader, businessman, writer T he fiery Ethan Allen was one of the first heroes of the American Revolution.