Samuel Adams contributed a lot to the Revolution, such as putting together the resistance to the Coercive Acts and acting as the moderator of a boycott of British goods. He spent a lot of time organizing many counter-resistances, gathering people together and taking charge of what they were fighting for. Adams had also been one of the five delegates chosen to be part of the First Continental Congress, which was a committee designed in response to the passing of the Coercive Acts. As he served with the First Continental Congress, he was given a spot with the Second Continental Congress.
During his time on the Second Continental Congress, Adams became heavily involved with matters regarding the military. Being an advocate for freedom and independence, Adams served mainly on military committees, including an appointment to the Board of War in 1777. He would encourage people to enlist in battle, as well as encouraging soldiers to reenlist. Furthermore, aside from being heavily involved in the military, Adams was also part of the drafting of the Articles of Confederation.