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Adams's father died in 1748, and Adams began some of most impoverished years of his  life. And although he had been elected to his first public office in 1746, that of thr clerk of  the Boston Market, he found himself shut out of office until 1753 when he was elected  town scavenger–not quite the high-profile jumping-off point for which the aspiring  politician had hoped. Finally, in 1756, he rose to the post of Boston tax collector, a post  he would hold for almost a decade. During this period, the colony was engaged in all-but  constant war. As the  French and Indian War  raged on, Adams and other radical  politicians found themselves unpopular. Adams and his friends waited quietly as the  colony massed troops for an attack on French Canada and while border settlements  were burned by Indian attacks. Adams found a ready opponent, though, in the Land 
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course POSI 1320 taught by Professor Henderson during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.

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