Surprising Truths About the Founding Fathers

Who Were the Founding Fathers? 1 of 16

The term Founding Fathers was first created in 1916 by former president Warren G Harding back when he was still a senator during his keynote address to the Republican National Convention. The term has been loosely used to refer to several men prominent during the founding of the United States, but generally the following sever are considered to be the official Founding Fathers: George Washington, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.