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>Tall virginian who attended the continental congress in uniform.
>Named commander of the continental army during the revolutioin
>Presided in 1787 over the continental congress.
>Unanimously voted the 1st U.S. president in 1789
>Stepped down after serving two terms
George Washington
>famousearly American inventor and author
>Helped write the declaration of Independenc
>served as American ambassador to Franc during Revolution
>oldest delegate attending the constitutional convention.
> from Pennsylvania
Benjamin Franklin
>Helped write the declaration of independence
>1st vice-president
>2nd president
>First father to have son become president
>Died on July 4,1826 on the 50th anniversary of American independence
Samuel Adams
>Main author of the Declaration of independence
>I served on Washington's first cabinet as Secretary of State
>Second vice-president under John Adams
>Third U.S. president
>Purchased Louisiana in 1803, doubling our nation
Thomas Jefferson
>Constitutional Convention delegate from New York
>I founded the Federalist party and favored a strong national gvt.
>I co-wrote The Federalst Papers, in support of the constitution of 1787
>I was the first secretary of the treasury
> I was shot by Aaron Burr in a duel in 1804
Hamilton
>known as th father of the constitution.
>Co-wrote the Federalist papers
> worte the Bill of Rights as a member of Congress
>Forth U.S. president
>Barely over 5 feet tall
Madison
>began the protest group the Sons of Liberty
>organized the Boston tea Party to protest the Tes Act
>Battles of Lexington and Concord began when british tried to arrest hom.
>later opposed the constitution because feared national gvt. too strong
Samuel Adams
> Boston silversmith and engraver
>Was a member of the Sons of Liberty
>Made a famous engraving of the Boston Massacre
>I took part n the Boston Tea Party
>Rode to warn the colonist that the British were coming
Paul Revere
>I was a rich Boston Merchant
> I was a co-founder of the Sons of Liberty
>I was president of the 2nd continental congress.
>I was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence.
>I have a famous signature.
John Hancock
> I was a member of the Continental Congress
> I said "give me liberty or give me death"
>I refused to attend the Constitutional Convention
>I was an anti-federalist
>I supported
Patrick henry