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John Adams
Prominent Bostonian lawyer; first became famous for defending British soldiers in Boston Massacre; Delegate from MA in Cont. Congr., where he rejected proposals for home rule; served as VP to Washington; President of US 1797-1801.
Alexander Hamilton
1st Sec. of Treasury
John Jay
Coauthor of Federalist Papers
Thomas Jefferson
3rd Pres. of US
James Madison
4th Pres. of US
Daniel Shays
Depresses western MA farmer; led approx. 1500 fellow farmers in revolt against state legislature in Boston in 1786; State officials easily ended Shays's Rebellion and pardoned all but two of the would-be revolutionaries. Shays escaped to VT and finally settled in NY. His revolt was only one of many launched against state governments in the mid-1780s, and prompted prominent Americans to discuss amending the Articles of Confederation.
George Washington
1st Pres. of US