- Samuel Adams is involved in the formation of the Non-Importation Association. February - Samuel Adams drafts the Massachusetts Circular Letter.
1772 November 2 - Samuel Adams' Committee of Correspondence is approved.
- Samuel Adams uses the Hutchinson Letters Affair to discredit the Royal Governor and Loyalists. December 16 - Samuel Adams is prominant in the staging of the Boston Tea Party.
1774 June 17 - Samuel Adams sets in motion what becomes the First Continental Congress. September - Samuel Adams helps bring about the Suffolk Resolves.
- Samuel Adams serves on the convention that writes the Massachusetts State Constitution.