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Portrait of Samuel Adams by John Singleton Copley, c. 1772. Samuel Adams, a distant cousin of John Adams, is shown here challenging Gov. Thomas Hutchinson in the wake of the Boston Massacre, March 5, 1770, in which British soldiers shot three colonialists. Adams holds a petition demanding the expulsion of British troops from Boston, and points emphatically at the Massachusetts Royal Charter. Samuel Adams succeeded John Hancock as governor of Massachusetts. American Communities in History; The Constitution and the U.S.; English Colonies; Governing Ourselves; Revolutionary War 14 Political Systems; 16 History
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