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FATHER: John Adams


John Adams (October 30, 1735 - July 4, 1826) was an American politician and the second President of the United States (1797 - 1801), after being the first Vice President (1789 - 1797) for two terms. He is regarded as one of the most influential Founding Fathers of the United Stat[MORE]

FATHER: John Hancock


John Hancock (January 23, 1737 - October 8, 1793) was a merchant, statesman, and prominent Patriot of the American Revolution. He served as president of the Second Continental Congress and was the first governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is remembered for his large[MORE]

FATHER: George Washington


George Washington (February 22, 1732 December 14, 1799) was the commander of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War (17751783) and served as the first President of the United States of America (17891797). [MORE]

FATHER: Thomas Jefferson


Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 - July 4, 1826) was the third President of the United States (18011809), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of republicanism in the Unit[MORE]

FATHER: James Madison


James Madison (March 16, 1751 - June 28, 1836) was an American politician and political philosopher who served as the fourth President of the United States (1809-1817), and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Considered to be the "Father of the Constitution", he was[MORE]

FATHER: Elbridge Gerry


Elbridge Thomas Gerry (pronounced /???ri/; July 17, 1744 November 23, 1814) was an American statesman and diplomat. As a Democratic-Republican he was selected as the fifth Vice President of the United States of America, serving under James Madison, from March 4, 1813 until his [MORE]

FATHER: Button Gwinnett


Button Gwinnett (baptized: April 10, 1735 May 19, 1777), was second of the signatories (first signature on the left) on the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Georgia. He was also briefly the provisional president of Georgia in 1777, and Gwinnett C[MORE]

FATHER: Samuel Huntington


Samuel Huntington (July 16, 1731 [O.S. July 5, 1731] January 5, 1796) was a jurist, statesman, and Patriot in the American Revolution from Connecticut. As a delegate to the Continental Congress, he signed the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. He als[MORE]

FATHER: Richard Henry Lee


Richard Henry Lee (January 20, 1732 June 19, 1794) was an American statesman from Virginia best known for the motion in the Second Continental Congress calling for the colonies' independence from Great Britain. His famous resolution of June 1776 led to the United States Declara[MORE]

FATHER: Thomas McKean


omas McKean (March 19, 1734 June 24, 1817) was a lawyer and politician from New Castle, Delaware, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During the American Revolution, he was a delegate to the Continental Congress, where he signed the Declaration of Independence and served as a Presi[MORE]

FATHER: George Read


George Read (September 18, 1733 September 21, 1798) was an American lawyer and politician from New Castle, in New Castle County, Delaware. He was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a Continental Congressman from Delaware, a delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Conventi[MORE]

FATHER: Caesar Rodney


Caesar Rodney (October 7, 1728 June 26, 1784), was an American lawyer and politician from St. Jones Neck, in Dover Hundred, Kent County, Delaware, east of Dover. He was an officer of the Delaware militia during the French and Indian War and the American Revolution, a signer of [MORE]

FATHER: Thomas Stone


Thomas Stone (1743 October 5, 1787) was an American planter who signed the United States Declaration of Independence as a delegate for Maryland. He later worked on the committee that formed the Articles of Confederation in 1777. He acted as President of Congress for a short tim[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]

FATHER: John Witherspoon


John Witherspoon (February 15, 1723 November 15, 1794) was a signatory of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of New Jersey. He was both the only active clergyman and college president to sign the Declaration.[MORE]

FATHER: John Jay


Was an American politician, statesman, revolutionary, diplomat, a Founding Father of the United States, President of the Continental Congress from 1778 to 1779 and, from 1789 to 1795, the first Chief Justice of the United States. During and after the American Revolution, he was a[MORE]

FATHER: James Monroe


James Monroe (April 28, 1758 - July 4, 1831) was the fifth President of the United States (18171825). Monroe was the last president who was a Founding Father of the United States and the last president from the Virginia dynasty and the Republican Generation. He was of French and[MORE]

ARTICLE: Thomas Jefferson Is Rightly Remembered As a Great Founding Father


Every school child is imbued with a history of the American Revolution that glorifies the great accomplishments, political, military and social, of the famous founding fathers. We learn that George Washington; the Father of the United States was a great military leader, farmer, p[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: The American Constitution and Its Critics


The American constitution is one of the most successful constitutions in the world however there has been some serious criticism of it over the years. Critics argue that it is undemocratic, places too many restrictions on government and is too vague in nature.[MORE]

ARTICLE: The Failure of the Founders of The US Constitution


Several years ago I began to feel overwhelmed by all the reports coming from Washington, especially the multitude of deficit spending and I decided to get involved. I began asking myself if the Founders may have overlooked something in the U.S. Constitution which could have preve[MORE]

ARTICLE: American Morality - A Glimmer of Hope on the Horizon


Has the United States lost it's basic principle of morality? Has the United States moved away from the guiding principles that this country was founded on?[MORE]

ARTICLE: Francis Hopkinson - Founding Father, Everyday Presence


The name Francis Hopkinson is hardly a household name in American history. Nor is he a widely recognized Founding Father. However, many would be surprised to know that they see results of Hopkinson's work nearly every day.[MORE]

ARTICLE: American Revolution and War for Independence


This paper is dedicated to the history of American Revolution and the War for Independence. The primary purpose of the survey given here is to carry out an analysis of the events of the late 18th century in the British colonies in North America on the basis of vast historical mat[MORE]


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