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FATHER: George Washington


George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was the commander of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) and served as the first President of the United States of America (1789–1797). [MORE]

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: Abraham Clark


Abraham Clark (February 15, 1725 – September 15, 1794) was an American politician and Revolutionary War figure. He was delegate for New Jersey to the Continental Congress where he signed the Declaration of Independence and later served in the United States House of Representative[MORE]

FATHER: William Ellery


William Ellery (December 22, 1727 – February 15, 1820), was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Rhode Island. In 1764, Ellery joined Stephen Hopkins, Samuel Ward and several others as an original fellow or trustee for the chartering of[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: Thomas Heyward


Thomas Heyward, Jr. (July 28, 1746 – March 6, 1809), was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence and of the Articles of Confederation as a representative of South Carolina. He was born in St. Luke's Parish, South Carolina and educated at home, then traveled t[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: Arthur Middleton


Arthur Middleton (June 26, 1742–January 1, 1787), of Charleston, South Carolina, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. His parents were Henry Middleton and Mary Baker Williams. He was educated in Britain, at Westminster School, London, and St John's College, Cambrid[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: Robert Morris


Robert Morris, Jr. (pronounced /?m?r?s/) (January 31, 1734 – [May 8, 1806) was an American merchant, and a signer to the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution. He was elected to the Pennsylvania Assembly and became the Chai[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: George Ross


George Ross (May 10, 1730–July 14, 1779), was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Pennsylvania. He was born in New Castle, Delaware and educated at home. He studied law at his brother John's law office, the common practice in those day[MORE]

FATHER: Edward Rutledge


Edward Rutledge (November 23, 1749 – January 23, 1800), was an American politician and youngest signer of the United States Declaration of Independence. He later served as governor of South Carolina.[MORE]

FATHER: William Williams


William Williams (April 23, 1731-August 2, 1811) was a merchant, and a delegate for Connecticut to the Continental Congress in 1776, and a signatory of the Declaration of Independence. Williams was born in Lebanon, Connecticut the son of a minister, Tim Solomon Williams, and Mary[MORE]

FATHER: Oliver Wolcott


Oliver Wolcott (December 1, 1726 – December 1, 1797) was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence and also the Articles of Confederation as a representative of Connecticut. Oliver Wolcott was born in Windsor, Connecticut, the youngest of fourteen children of t[MORE]

FATHER: Alexander Hamilton


Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 or 1757 – July 12, 1804) was the first United States Secretary of the Treasury, a Founding Father, economist, and political philosopher. He led calls for the Philadelphia Convention, was one of America's first Constitutional lawyers, and cowro[MORE]

FATHER: Patrick Henry


served as the first and sixth post-colonial Governor of Virginia from 1776 to 1779 and subsequently, from 1784 to 1786. A prominent figure in the American Revolution, Henry is known and remembered for his "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" speech, and as one of the Founding Fat[MORE]

FATHER: James Monroe


James Monroe (April 28, 1758 - July 4, 1831) was the fifth President of the United States (1817–1825). 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: 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: The Boston Tea Party - No Taxation Without Representation


The Boston Tea Party is one of the most cherished stories from the founding of our country. This is one of the events that inspired the American colonists to stand up against tyranny imposed on them from the British government. We have heard a lot about the Tea Party of today so [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: 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]


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