An American statesman, politician, writer, brewer, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was the second cousin of John Adams.

Samuel Adams

An American statesman, politician, writer, brewer, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.…

William Richardson Davie (June 22, 1756–November 5, 1820) was the Governor of North Carolina from 1798 to 1799. He was a Federalist and may be considered a "Founding Father of the United States."

William Richardson Davie

William Richardson Davie (June 22, 1756–November 5, 1820) was the Governor of North Carolina from…

Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. He was also a noted polymath, a leading author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. In 1751, Franklin and Dr. Thomas Bond obtained a charter from the Pennsylvania legislature to establish a hospital. Pennsylvania Hospital was the first hospital in what was to become the United States of America. In June, 1776, he was appointed a member of the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of Independence. Although he was temporarily disabled by gout and unable to attend most meetings of the Committee, Franklin made several small changes to the draft sent to him by Thomas Jefferson. In December, 1776, Franklin was dispatched to France as commissioner for the United States and remained in France until 1785. Franklin retained a lifelong commitment to the Puritan virtues and political values with which he had grown up. Through his civic work and publishing, he succeeded in passing these values into the American culture permanently.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. He was also a noted…

Patrick Henry, born in 1736, was an active figure in the American Revolution, known and remembered for his "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" speech. He was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Along with Samuel Adams and Thomas Paine, he is remembered as one of the most influential and radical advocates of the American Revolution and the republic. He was strong in his denunciations of corruption in government officials and his defense of historic rights June 6, 1799. In 1798 President John Adams nominated Henry special emissary to France, but he had to decline because of failing health. At the urging of Washington was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates as a Federalist. Three months prior to taking his seat in the state legislature, he died of stomach cancer on June 6, 1799, while at Red Hill, his family's large plantation.

Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry, born in 1736, was an active figure in the American Revolution, known and remembered for…

John Jay born December 1745 was an American politician, statesman, revolutionary, diplomat, a Founding Father of the United States. He was President of the Continental Congress from 1778 to 1779 and, from 1789 to 1795, the first Chief Justice of the United States. During and after the American Revolution, he was ambassador to Spain and France. He helped to form American foreign policy and secured favorable peace terms from the British and French with the Jay Treaty. He co-wrote the Federalist Papers with Alexander Hamilton and James Madison. Jay was Governor of New York from 1795 to 1801 and aleading opponent of slavery. His first two attempts to pass emancipation legislation failed in 1777 and 1785, but the third succeeded in 1799. The new law he signed into existence eventually saw the emancipation of all New York slaves before his death.

John Jay

John Jay born December 1745 was an American politician, statesman, revolutionary, diplomat, a Founding…

John Jay (December 12, 1745 – May 17, 1829) was an American politician, statesman, revolutionary, diplomat, a Supreme Court Chief Justice, and a Founding Father of the United States.

John Jay

John Jay (December 12, 1745 – May 17, 1829) was an American politician, statesman, revolutionary,…