Describing the context in which Samuel Adams lived is difficult

Describing the context in which Samuel Adams lived is difficult

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Describing the context in which Samuel Adams lived is difficult, for few men have had  such a profound impact on the era in which they lived as Adams. He helped shepherd  the thirteen British colonies in America from a peaceful coexistence with their  motherland through two decades of political upheaval that culminated in the extended  Revolutionary War and the eventual creation of the United States of America. As his  cousin, John Adams, once said, "Without him, in my opinion, American Independence  could not have been declared in 1776." The Boston that Samuel Adams was born into in 1722 was one of the key trading ports  on the east coast, along with Philadelphia and New York. Founded barely a century  before by Puritans, under the eye of John Winthrop, it still reflected many of its Puritan  roots. However, it was also a growing city full of merchants, traders, and artisans. For 
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