Voices Of History by the Bill of Rights Institute

Heroes and Villains

Founders and the Constitution

In this lesson, students will study the life of Samuel Adams. They will learn about his role as a leader in the American opposition to British tyranny, hopes for a new American government, methods of persuasion for the Revolutionary cause, and much more.
Handout A: Samuel Adams (1722–1803)
Handout B: Vocabulary and Context Questions
Handout C: In His Own Words: Samuel Adams and Resistance to Tyranny
Samuel Adams: Loaded Words and Phrases Cards
Thematic Essays
Introductory Essay: Explaining the Founding
Additional Classroom Activities
Glossary of Eighteenth-Century Definitions
Answer Key
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