By Linda Schmittroth, Mary Kay Rosteck, Stacy A. McConnell
Profiles sixty women and men who have been key gamers at the British or American aspect of the yank Revolution, from John Adams, who grew to become the second one president, to Eliza Wilkinson, who wrote of the day British infantrymen looted her South Carolina domestic.
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Taking comfort in the idea that the new country was left in good hands, his last words were, “The country is safe. ” He did not know that the other American hero had died just a few hours earlier. For More Information Bowen, Catherine Drinker. John Adams and the American Revolution. Boston: Little, Brown, 1950. Brill, Marlene Targ. John Adams: Second President of the United States. Chicago: Children’s Press, 1986. 18 American Revolution: Biographies Butterfield, L. , March Friedlaender, and Mary-Jo Klein, eds.
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.
Peabody, James Bishop, ed. John Adams: A Biography in His Own Words. New York: Newsweek, 1973. Lukes, Bonnie L. The Boston Massacre. San Diego: Lucent Books, 1998. Sandak, Cass R. The John Adamses. New York: Crestwood, 1992. Smith, Page. John Adams. New York: Doubleday, 1962. ” Portrait: Samuel Adams. Reproduced courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration. 20 S amuel Adams was a leading organizer of the independence movement in Massachusetts and the other American colonies that culminated in the Revolutionary War and the creation of the United States of America.