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Unformatted text preview: Although he proved himself more successful at brewing than at financing, Adams's first love remained politics. In 1748, he joined with some radical friends to begin a newspaper called the Independent Advertiser, and he made his first foray into political writing. Adams's writings came as the situation in the colony began to heat up againa truce between the governor and his opponents had been called during the prosecution of King George's War from 17411748. While Adams failed in his attempt to jump-start the revolution, these early political writings gave insight into the man he would become. He used his Harvard schooling to show that if Boston did not reform to more Puritan ways, it might fall just as Rome once did. He held the governor responsible for the lack of morals in the society and argued that the politician had chosen the materialistic ways of the...
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