Many revolutionary leaders were involved in driving the American Revolution forward. But one that decisively influenced the important aspect of revolutionary struggle against Britain is Samuel Adams .As Samuel Adams was the first American statesman to come to the conclusion that independence was the only remedy for the troubles of the colonies. He believed that the British were plotting to reduce all Americans to slavery, and he played a leading part in building up resistance to their rule.
Samuel Adams contribution in the American revolution included as one of the major leader and activist in the American Revolution, led protest against stamp Act, as the founder of the radical movement the Sons of Liberty, the writer of the rights of the colonists, principal organizer of the Boston Tea Party, member of the Continental Congress, signatory of the Declaration of Independence.
From the beginning, he showed a firm resistance to parliaments taxing the colonies without their consent. He clearly showed his opposition to Sugar Act by denouncing it and being one of the first of colonials to cry out against taxation without representation. He was the member of the sons of liberty, a radical movement in which leaders like Patrick Henry, John Hancock and Joseph Warren were also members of it. Their motto "no taxation with representation- became the phrase of the time. He believed that colonist should have the same rights as the freeborn Englishmen. He described the rights of the colonist as the following:.
"Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: first, a right to life; secondly, to liberty; thirdly to property; together with the right to support and defend them in the best manner they can."" It is important to notice that the idea of the rights of the freeborn man in which Samuel Adams believed was one the key element in keeping the spirit of revolution alive.