By Linda Schmittroth, Mary Kay Rosteck, Stacy A. McConnell

Profiles sixty women and men who have been key avid gamers at the British or American aspect of the yank Revolution, from John Adams, who turned the second one president, to Eliza Wilkinson, who wrote of the day British infantrymen looted her South Carolina domestic.

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Samuel sharpened his skills as a writer and became well known as a defender of colonial rights. In 1748 Adams’s father died, and he became responsible for taking care of his mother and the family brewing business. Samuel Adams married his first wife, Elizabeth Checkley, in 1749. They had six children, but only young Samuel and Hannah survived to adulthood. Over the years, Adams’s neglect of the family’s once-successful brewing business led to its decline. The family was happy despite being rather poor.

The members of the Caucus Club sought more political power for the colonists, and young Adams was encouraged to take part in its discussions. In 1736 Samuel Adams entered what is now Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1741, when Adams was eighteen, British-appointed governor John Belcher declared illegal the land bank founded by the elder Samuel. The Adams family lost all their money, and Adams had to take a job as a waiter to pay his way through college. Adams did not take kindly to this injustice, and this strengthened his belief that the governor held too much power over the colonists.

His articles appeared in the Boston Gazette as well as in papers in England. These writings gained Adams his reputation as one of New England’s most popular defenders of liberty in the press. Reproduced by permission of Archive Photos, Inc. Representatives of the British government were fearful of angry colonial mobs that protested against proposed new taxes. They demanded that England send troops to Boston to help keep the peace. Their fears proved well founded in the John Adams 11 winter of 1770, when the Boston Massacre took place (see Samuel Adams entry).

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