"If men, through fear, fraud, or mistake, should in terms renounce or
give up any natural right, the eternal law of reason and the grand end
of society would absolutely vacate such renunciation. The right to
freedom being the gift of Almighty God, it is not in the power of man
to alienate this gift and voluntarily become a slave."
(1722-1803), was known as the "Father of the American Revolution."
Samuel Adams instigated the Boston Tea Party,
was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence,
called for the first Continental Congress, and
served as a member of Congress until 1781.
Samuel Adams formed the Committees of Correspondence,
which were largely responsible for the unity and cohesion
of the Colonists preceding the Revolution.
The original committee, formed in Boston, had three goals:
(1) To delineate the rights of Colonists as men;
(2) To detail how these rights had been violated;
(3) To publicize these rights and the violations thereof throughout the Colonies.