Samuel Adams (1722–1803) was an American statesman, politician, writer and political philosopher, brewer, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Adams was instrumental in garnering the support of the colonies for rebellion against Britain, which eventually begat the American Revolution, and was also one of the key architects of the principles of American republicanism that shaped American political culture. He was the second cousin of John Adams.
Samuel Adams had made a name for himself as a critic of the policies of the British government. He was part of the North American delegation led by George Washington to the court of George III to settle the conflicts between the colonies and the mother country.