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James Madison

James Madison (1751-1836) was the principal architect of the United States Constitution and the fourth president of the United States. During the Revolution, he helped draft Virginia's state consti...

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was one of the most celebrated of America's Founding Fathers, a man who enjoyed success as an inventor, scientist, printer, politician, and diplomat. He helped to draf...

George Washington

George Washington (1732-1799) was commander of the Continental Army during the American Revolution and the first president of the United States of America. A Virginia planter, surveyor, and land sp...

Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) was the first Secretary of the Treasury of the United States. He earned George Washington's respect during the unsuccessful defense of New York City during the Revolu...

George Mason

George Mason (1725-1792), a Virginian, was one of the most important delegates to the Constitutional Convention, one of the richest men in his state, and one of the most prominent Founding Fathers....

Elbridge Gerry

Elbridge Gerry (1744-1814) was the Vice President of the United States during the James Madison administration and a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. Ger...

Edmund Randolph

Edmund Randolph (1753-1813) was a Virginia lawyer who served in the Continental army as aide-de-camp to George Washington. He was a member of the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1776, state a...

Gouverneur Morris

Gouverneur Morris (1752-1816) was a conservative statesman, a Federalist Senator in the early republic, a financial expert who planned the U.S. coinage system, and a distinguished diplomat. He serv...

Rufus King

Rufus King (1755-1827) was one of the Founding Fathers. He served briefly in the American Revolution, practiced law in Massachusetts, and became a member of the Massachusetts General Court from 178...

Roger Sherman

Roger Sherman (1721-1793) was a drafter and signer of the Declaration of Independence. He was a longtime member of the Continental Congress (1774-81, 1783-84), helped to draw up the Articles of Con...

John Jay

John Jay (1745-1829) was the first chief justice of the United States Supreme Court, a delegate to the First and Second Continental Congresses, and an American diplomat to Spain and Great Britain....
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