American Political Leaders by Richard L. Wilson

By Richard L. Wilson

Profiles of significant figures in American politics, from Bella Abzug via Woodrow Wilson, prepared alphabetically, by means of quarter of task, and via yr of delivery.

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Boston: Little, Brown, 1975. ———. Cannibals of the Heart: A Personal Biography of Louise Catherine and John Quincy Adams. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1980. Adams, Samuel (1722–1803) Revolutionary War leader, governor Samuel Adams, the American revolutionary leader most identified with inciting the Boston Massacre and planning the Boston Tea Party, was a cousin of President JOHN ADAMS. S. independence in the Revolutionary War, but they represented dramatically different approaches to politics and philosophy.

As a further aggravation to the British, Samuel Adams organized the opposition to the 1773 Tea Act and was behind the Boston Tea Party. When the British responded with the Coercive Acts, Adams again led the resistance. Through the Committees of Correspondence, he urged the other colonies to join Massachusetts in resisting Britain by refusing to trade with it. When Adams found the other colonies were not responding, he proposed formation of a congress among all the colonies. Upon gaining some acceptance, Samuel Adams and four others were named to the First Continental Congress scheduled to meet in Philadelphia.

Cohen, Richard M. A Heartbeat Away: The Investigation and Resignation of Vice President Spiro T. Agnew. New York: Viking Press, 1974. Coyne, John R. The Impudent Snobs: Agnew vs. the Intellectual Establishment. Y: Arlington House, 1972. 13 Hernon, Joseph Martin. S. Senate—1789–1990. : M. E. Sharpe, 1997. Hoff-Wilson, Joan. “Richard M. Nixon” in The American Presidents, edited by Frank N. Magill, John L. Loos, and Tracy Irons-Georges. : Salem Press, 2000. Peterson, Robert W. Agnew: The Coining of a Household Word.

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