What does Adams' imply about the nature of the Revolutionary War? Was the Revolutionary War a revolt or rather an unwanted but necessary response? What did John Adams think about rebelling against the British? In your response, think about the actions that Adams exhibited both in defense of and against the British.

Sam Adams asked in his master's degree studies, is it "lawful to resist the supreme magistrate, if the commonwealth cannot be otherwise preserved?" How do you think John Adams would have responded to this question?

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