Founding Fathers of the United States
Ten individuals who defined a nation and changed the world.
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|John Adams||2nd 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 Adams||Early Patriot, Statesmand and unsuccessful buisnessman||Boston 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 Franklin||Author, Inventor, Diplomat||Declaration of Independence, Ambassador to France||"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."|
|Alexander Hamilton||Founder of the US Financial System||Washington's Advisor, The Federalist Papers||"It's not tyranny we desire; it's a just, limited, federal government."|
|Patrick Henry||Politician and Promoter of the Revolution||Orator, Bill of Rights supporter||"Give me liberty, or give me death!"|
|Thomas Jefferson||Authored the Declaration of Independence, 3rd President||Led 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 President||Drafted the Bill of Rights, Supervised the Louisiana Purchase as Secretary of State under Jefferson||"If men were angels, no government would be necessary."|
|John Marshall||Early Supreme Court Chief Justice||Established 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 Mason||Contributor 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."|