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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...

John Adams

John Adams (1735-1826) was the second president of the United States. A Massachusetts lawyer, Adams gained prominence during the controversy surrounding the Stamp Act (1765) as a brilliant defender...

Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) was the first Secretary of the Treasury of the United States. Born in the West Indies, he came to America at age 18. He formed an artillery company at the beginning o...

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) drafted the Declaration of Independence for the Continental Congress and later served as the third president of the United States. During the Revolution, he was elected...

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...

John Jay

John Jay (1745-1829) was the first chief justice of the United States Supreme Court and an American diplomat to Spain and Great Britain. He played a critical role in the negotiation of the Treaty o...

John Baker Holroyd

John Baker Holroyd, the first Earl of Sheffield (1735-1821) was a member of British Parliament and one of the most influential shapers of British trade policy between 1783 and 1821. Arguing that Am...
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