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FATHER: Carter Braxton


Carter Braxton (September 16, 1736 – October 10, 1797), was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence and a representative of Virginia. He was born on Newington Plantation in King and Queen County, Virginia into a slave owning family and educated at the College[MORE]

FATHER: William Floyd


William Floyd (December 17, 1734 – August 4, 1821), was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of New York. He was born in Brookhaven, Long Island, New York into a family of Welsh origin and took over the family farm when his father died[MORE]

FATHER: Benjamin Harrison V


Benjamin Harrison V (April 5, 1726 – April 24, 1791) was an American planter and revolutionary leader from Charles City County, Virginia. He was educated at the College of William and Mary and was perhaps the first figure in the Harrison family to gain national attention. Harriso[MORE]

FATHER: Lewis Morris


Lewis Morris (April 8, 1726–January 22, 1798) was an American landowner and developer from Morrisania, New York. He was born at the manor of Morrisania. He signed the U.S. Declaration of Independence as a delegate to the Continental Congress for New York. This Morris was the t[MORE]

FATHER: James Smith


James Smith (September 17, 1719 – July 11, 1806), was a signer to the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Pennsylvania. He was born in Province of Ulster, Ireland; his family immigrated to Chester County, Pennsylvania, when he was about ten years o[MORE]

FATHER: Matthew Thornton


Matthew Thornton (1714 – June 24, 1803), was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of New Hampshire. He was born in Ireland: his family immigrated to America when he was three years old, settling first at Wiscasset, Maine, and removing s[MORE]

ARTICLE: John Hart, Founding Father, Sacrificed Much for America


John Hart was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. He sacrificed almost everything that he had when he put his name on the document. We cannot take the freedom for granted that he sacrificed so much for.[MORE]

ARTICLE: Samuel Adams - Dissident Founding Father


If you had to pick one founding father who was the most dissident, rabble-rousing patriot, it would have to be Samuel Adams. Without him, U.S. citizens would probably still be paying taxes to buy down England's war debts.[MORE]

ARTICLE: Thomas Jefferson - Author of the Declaration of Independence


When we think of Thomas Jefferson we remember him as one of Founding Fathers and the Declaration of Independence. In addition to the weight of the responsibility in being the principal author of such a great document, he also went on to do so much more for us all. His leadership [MORE]

ARTICLE: I Am America


This text is written from the point of view, that if the land of America could talk, what it may say to the people, telling them of the freedom that can be had in America. Quotes from some of the greatest men that this nation has ever known. The great diversity that is this great[MORE]

ARTICLE: John Adams Teaches Us How to Overcome


Today we are facing so many social, political and economic difficulties that many people wonder whether we will be able to overcome them. Questioning whether we are able to turn around a failing system is a pertinent question because, when honestly asked, it confronts reality. A [MORE]

ARTICLE: Benjamin Franklin: America's Founding Father


Benjamin Franklin has been an inspiration to all Americans and many of us have come to learn about his great accomplishments and their impacts on our society usually in the first few years of grammar school. Almost every child learning about Colonial America and the birth of our [MORE]

ARTICLE: A Declaration About America's Founding


Today, Colonel Wife and I will be hosting our annual Fourth of July Block Party out in the front yard. We've been killing ourselves getting the place spruced up (imagine inviting all your friends and family, and everyone in your 300-home neighborhood, into your garage), like we h[MORE]

ARTICLE: The Women's Right's Movement


Women have been fighting for equality as long as people can remember. In most of the world women still have no rights and have to submit to men. There are still countries in which women are not allowed to do anything without the permission of a man.[MORE]

ARTICLE: Private Enterprise Regained


Essay on Liberty by Henry Hazlitt - June 27, 1949.[MORE]

ARTICLE: George Washington - The Best President?


George Washington is a much-admired person in many respects. As the first president of the United States, he set the course upon which the current three-branch system of federal government is based. George Washington is perhaps the one person who can most claim the title of Found[MORE]

ARTICLE: A Short Interview With Ben Franklin


Benjamin Franklin was one of the most interesting and amazing figures of the American colonial period. This is a fantasy interview with him, designed to entertain and enlighten.[MORE]

ARTICLE: Our Founding Fathers Were Everyday Leaders


It's the fourth of July weekend and I am thinking about the leaders that led to us celebrating this holiday 235 years later. When we think about those men and women we think of them as great leaders...Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Abigail Adams...and they were. But they were also[MORE]

ARTICLE: Liberalism Stands for Freedom


THE story about the Grand Inquisitor in Dostoevsky's novel, The Brothers Karamazov, pictures Christ as appearing in the streets of Seville during the Spanish Inquisition just as a large number of heretics had been burned at the stake. The Grand Inquisitor arrested Christ, visited[MORE]

BOOK: The Five Thousand Year Leap: 28 Great Ideas That Changed the World


The Five Thousand Year Leap will take you by the hand as you discover the ideals of the Founding Fathers and their 28 principles for success. The values explored in detail by Dr. Skousen range from the Founder's prerequisite that the Constitution was designed for a moral people, [MORE]

BOOK: The Adams Papers


The Adams Family Correspondence, Mr. Butterfield writes, "is an unbroken record of the changing modes of domestic life, religious views and habits, travel, dress, servants, food, schooling, reading, health and medical care, diversions, and every other conceivable aspect of manner[MORE]

PEOPLE: John Alleyne


Little is known about John Alleyne: he was the son of Thomas Alleyne of Queen Street, Westminster, was admitted to the Middle Temple in 1767, married Nancy Rosewell of Clapton on May 29, 1768, published The Legal Degrees of Marriage Stated and Considered … (London, 1774), and d[MORE]

PEOPLE: Jane Mecom


Jane Franklin Mecom (1712–1794) was the youngest sister of Benjamin Franklin. Mecom and Franklin corresponded throughout the course of their lives, and some of their letters survive.[1] Though Mecom never attended school, she learned to read and write under the tutelage of B[MORE]

PEOPLE: Jonathan Shipley


Jonathan Shipley (1714 – 6 December 1788) was the son of a London stationer; his mother's family were owners of Twyford House, a large manor in Winchester, England.[1] He was ordained a minister in the Church of England and became both Bishop of Llandaff and Bishop of St Asaph.[MORE]

VIDEO: 25 Interesting Things You Didn't Know About George


Did you know that before fighting against the British he actually fought for the British? These are 25 interesting things you didn't know about George Washington. twitter.com/list25 www.facebook.com/list25 list25.com Check out the text version too! - list25.com/25-interes[MORE]


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