Happy Birthday Samuel Adams!
Today is the birthday of one of the greatest patriots of the Revolution: Samuel Adams. I have become well acquainted with Sam over the past year, since he became the subject of my short story series on the Signers of the Declaration of Independence. Today, in honor of his birthday, I'm sharing a few interesting facts that I learned about Sam during my research. Samuel Adams was born on September 27th, 1722 in Boston, MA, unless you want to go by the Old-Style date, which would be September 16th. He was one of twelve children, however only three lived past their third birthday. Sam once had a job as a tax collector, but he didn't do well because he couldn't bring himself to force people to pay when they couldn't even afford to feed their families. The government even filed a lawsuit against him for failing to collect. Known as the "Father of the Revolution", Sam was advocating independence long before it was popular, or even acceptable.He was viewed as