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
Introductory Essay: Explaining the Founding
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