America's Founding Fathers: Who Are They? Thumbnail Sketches of 164 Patriots

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Universal-Publishers, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 166 pages
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Do you know who the founding fathers are? Did you know that Robert Morris was essentially the first Secretary of the Treasury. Did you know that only two men signed all three of the great documents of our republic. Some of the founding fathers were lost at sea, one just disappeared and was never heard from again, some went to debtors' prison for land speculation, and others gave all they had for the cause of liberty, including their lives. The founding fathers came from all walks of life and were enflamed with the cause of liberty. Some are well known, like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, but most remain obscure, such as Button Gwinnett from Georgia or Thomas Nelson, Jr., from Virginia. However, if the founding fathers had not made the sacrifices necessary to obtain liberty and had not shown the wisdom to form and maintain the union, we would not be the freest people in the world. It is important that we keep the memory of them alive. This book provides essential information on each of the founding fathers, listing their major public accomplishments. It is organized by state and can be read quickly, putting pertinent information at your fingertips. You will not have to sort through numerous documents to find basic information. Besides the sketches, the book supplies a synopsis of the events surrounding the men involved, and provides a set of definitions and an index to aid the reader. It provides you, your children, and your grandchildren a ready reference about the people who gave us our freedom.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 2
14
CHAPTER 3
22
CHAPTER 4
29
CHAPTER 5
37
CHAPTER 6
45
CHAPTER 7
55
CHAPTER 8
60
CHAPTER 9
68
CHAPTER 11
88
CHAPTER 12
103
CHAPTER 13
107
CHAPTER 14
117
LIST OF REFERENCES
137
DEFINITIONS
138
INDEX
152
Copyright

CHAPTER 10
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Page i - Resolved, That these united colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British crown; and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought tobe, to tally dissolved.

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