Founding Fathers

Founding Fathers

The Founding Fathers of the United Stats were the statesmen and political leader at the dawn of our nation. They were the ones that started the American Revolution by signing the Declaration of Independence and establishing the Constitution. The key Founding Fathers are John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington. The phrase "Founding Fathers" was coined by Republican Senator Warren G. Harding in his keynote address to the 1916 Republican National Convention.

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The Founding Fathers of the United States of America were political leaders and statesmen who participated in the American Revolution by signing the United States Declaration of Independence, taking part in the American Revolutionary War, and establishing the United States Constitution. Within the large group known as the 'Founding Fathers', there are two key subsets: the Signers of the Declaration of Independence (who signed the United States Declaration of Independence in 1776) and the Framers of the Constitution (who were delegates to the Constitutional Convention and took part in framing or drafting the proposed Constitution of the United States). A further subset is the group that signed the Articles of Confederation. Many of the Founding Fathers owned African American slaves and the Constitution adopted in 1787 sanctioned the system of slavery.

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