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Founding Fathers of the United States

Ten individuals who defined a nation and changed the world.
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created November 14, 2016
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PersonImageRoleAccomplishmentsQuote
John Adams2nd President Signed the Declaration of Independence, Alien and Sedition Act"I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy."
Samuel AdamsEarly Patriot, Statesmand and unsuccessful buisnessmanBoston Tea Party, committee of correspondence, "It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."
Benjamin FranklinAuthor, Inventor, DiplomatDeclaration of Independence, Ambassador to France"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."
Alexander HamiltonFounder of the US Financial SystemWashington's Advisor, The Federalist Papers"It's not tyranny we desire; it's a just, limited, federal government."
Patrick HenryPolitician and Promoter of the RevolutionOrator, Bill of Rights supporter"Give me liberty, or give me death!"
Thomas JeffersonAuthored the Declaration of Independence, 3rd PresidentLed the "Committee of Five" that drafted the Declaration of Independence, Vice-President under Adams"I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend."
James Madison"Father of the Constitution", 4th PresidentDrafted the Bill of Rights, Supervised the Louisiana Purchase as Secretary of State under Jefferson"If men were angels, no government would be necessary."
John MarshallEarly Supreme Court Chief JusticeEstablished the Supreme Court as an Equal Branch of Government, Judicial Review"The very essence of civil liberty certainly consists in the right of every individual to claim the protection of the laws, whenever he receives an injury. One of the first duties of government is to afford that protection."
George MasonContributor and Opponent of the Constitution Did not Sign the Constitution, supported the Bill of Rights, but Opposed Slavery"We came equals into this world, and equals shall we go out of it."
George Washington"Father of His Country"Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, 1st President"My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth."
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