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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]

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: 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]

ARTICLE: Who Signed the Declaration of Independence?

John Hancock got to sign first with his huge signature because he was the President of the Congress. It's commonly believed that John Hancock said, "There, I guess King George will be able to read that!" when he signed, referring to the King's bad vision, but there's no actual pr[MORE]

FILE: Biography for John Hancock

Biography for John Hancock[MORE]

FILE: Boston Massacre Oration

Oration by John Hancock on the 4th anniversary of the Boston Massacre on March 5th, 1774[MORE]

VIDEO: John Hancock | The Lives of the Founding Fathers

Follow the lives of America's Founding Fathers through this video series "The Lives of the Founding Fathers". Learn their history and roles in America's founding. Please Subscribe, comment, and like for more videos.[MORE]

Quote 564 details Share on Google+ - Quote 564 Linked In Share Button - Quote 564 In the supposed state of nature, all men are equally bound by the laws of nature, or to speak more properly, the laws of the Creator. They are imprinted by the finger of God on the heart of man. Thou shall do no injury to thy neighbor, is the voice of nature and reason, and it is confirmed by written revelation.

Samuel Adams: Having just risen from Lieutenant Governor when Governor John Hancock died, 1794