Saturday, July 19, 2014

Meet Samuel Adams! Summer Reading Blog Tour

We're having all sorts of fun on the Summer Reading Blog Tour! 

For this tour, we're interviewing the main character in our story. Here's an interview with Sam Adams, the patriotic hero and signer of the Declaration of Independence. I hope you enjoy getting to know him as much as I have!

What is your name?
My name is Samuel Adams, but most folks know me as Sam. 

What one word best describes you?
If you ask the Governor, I'm hot headed and troublesome. But if you ask me, I am passionate and Patriotic. I am also known to be a speech maker, as you probably guessed at this long reply to your question. 

How did you first become involved in the story?
I was one of the first men to step up when the British began their tyrannical acts. Working tirelessly on committees,  writing for the Gazette,  and lobbying for Liberty became my occupation.  The people of Boston entrusted me with the task of traveling to Pennsylvania to join delegates from the other colonies to discuss our plight.

What worries you?
I fear the other colonies will not act quickly enough, and we shall be defeated by the British and forever enslaved. We must break the yoke of Pharaoh and follow the leading of God into the promised land of Liberty.

What's your favorite song?
 The Liberty Song. The words to this brilliant composition were written by fellow patriot John Dickinson. We published them for the first time in the Boston Gazette in 1768. The sixth verse of this American song of freedom is the first historical reference to the slogan "United we stand, but divided we fall."

What's your favourite food?
Anything my dear Betsy makes for me, but especially if it was grown from her garden.

What do you think of the other characters?
The other men in Congress are brave fellows, patriots in their own way. But only time will reveal their true courage and character. I think we shall soon see it, for the vote must be cast soon. 
What do you think should happen?
Congress should unanimously adopt the Declaration.  It is well written, and we must adopt it and defend it at all cost.

Are you happy right now?
I will admit that I am quite anxious regarding the outcome of the vote. Yet, even in my worry, I find a peace that can only come from the Almighty.

What do you hope to do with your life?
If I may have a part in winning the freedom of these American Colonies,  I will feel I have accomplished my purpose in life.

Learn more about Sam and the events surrounding the Declaration of Independence in this best-selling series!
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If you enjoyed this interview,  be sure to follow the blog hop for more! Here's the complete list in case you missed one.

Summer Reading Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, July 14 - Ruth L. Snyder
Tuesday, July 15 Cindy Noonan
Wednesday, July 16 Mishael Witty
Thursday, July 17 - Michele Huey
Friday, July 18 - Patti J. Smith
Saturday, July 19 - Amber Schamel
Sunday, July 20 - Mark Carver
Monday, July 21 - Marian Baay
Tuesday, July 22 - Jen Cudmore
Wednesday, July 23 - Tracy Krauss
Thursday, July 24 - Marcia Laycock
Friday, July 25 - Joy Davis
Saturday, July 26 - Travis Perry
Sunday, July 27 - Mark Venturini
Monday, July 28 – Iola Kirkwood
Tuesday, July 29 – Marsha Hubler


  1. I think I would have like Sam if we had lived in the same age. Thanks for introducing him to us, Amber. Blessings!

    1. Hi Marian,
      Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm so glad you enjoyed meeting Sam. He's a great guy. ;)

      Amber Schamel
      Bringing HIStory to Life

    2. I read the series and really enjoyed it! It was nice getting a feel of what our patriots may have been like. :)

  2. thanks for this post. I just now catching up on reading these interviews...