Samuel Adams was one of the founders and a key leader of the Sons of Liberty, a secret resistance group during the early days of the American War for Independence. Adams was a true statesman. His contribution to the cause, with his ability to rally fellow patriots by his strong rhetoric and principled perspective, cannot be overstated. A signer of the Declaration of Independence, Adams went on to serve as President of the Massachusetts Senate, Lieutenant Governor and Governor of Massachusetts.

“If ye love… the tranquility of servitude [better] than the animated contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!” —Samuel Adams