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The Road to Independence Rebellion that made a  new  nation SAMUEL ADAMS During a three-year interval of calm, a relatively small number of radicals strove  energetically to keep the controversy alive.  They contended that payment of the tax  constituted an acceptance of the principle that Parliament had the right to rule over the  colonies. They feared that at any time in the future, the principle of parliamentary rule  might be applied with devastating effect on all colonial liberties. The radicals' most effective leader was Samuel Adams of Massachusetts, who toiled  tirelessly for a single end: independence. From the time he graduated from Harvard  College in 1743, Adams was a public servant in some capacity – inspector of chimneys,  tax-collector, and moderator of town meetings. A consistent failure in business, he was  shrewd and able in politics, with the New England town meeting his theater of action. Adams wanted to free people from their awe of social and political superiors, make them 
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