Samuel Adam's Interview Final By: kaitlyn dennis

What was the point of your life?

The point of my life was to be a strong patriot, and lead the 13 colonies to freedom. I did many things rebelling against what Great Britain was doing.

What do you think will be most remembered by?

I think I will be remembered by coordinating the Boston Tea Party Civil Rights movement. I am one of the leaders of the Sons of Liberty, and I'm Founding Father. This is what most people will remember me by.

What do you consider your greatest success?

To me, my greatest success is probably signing the Declaration of Independence. It's everything I was working for, with the Tea Party, and the Founding Fathers. Being free felt so good, and I was so glad I was apart of it.

Would or could you have done things differently, if so how?

I wouldn't change a thing. Everything I did was for the benefit of our soon to be country. From trying to win freedom from Great Britain, to joining the Sons of Liberty, and then to leading the Boston Tea Party. If I could do it over, I would do it the same.

Do you have any regrets?

There may have been decisions I made during my career that maybe weren't the best, but I don't have any regrets. Every decision I made, like I said earlier, was for the good of our country. Having regrets holds you back because you always think in the back of your mind that you could've done better. So no, I don't have regrets.

Who was your inspiration?

I wouldn't say I had an inspiration, but the person who definitely got me into politics was my dad. He was a Boston representative to the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He was one of the founders of our country, and many times had meetings in our house, which kind of exposed me to politics. I thank him for that frequently because I am so glad to have had a part in something great.

Did you have a family?

Yes I did. I had a wife, Elizabeth Checkley, and sadly she died in 1757. I have two kids, Samuel and Hannah. After my wife died I remarried to Elizabeth Wells, to which whom had no children. I'm very thankful for having a family to stand by me.

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