Founding Fathers of the United States

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    Benjamin Franklin was born January 17, 1706, in Boston. Mr. Franklin was a very intelligent man. He put his foot in many things through his life. He was an American printer, author, diplomat, philosopher and scientist with many contributions to the American Revolution. Benjamin Franklin was the Founding Father of the United States. He was also the sixth President of Pennsylvania. Mr. Franklin was in office in October 18, 1785 to November 5, 1788. He was also a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics. Benjamin Franklin had successful discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As a child, Benjamin Franklin went to grammar school from ages 8 to 10. He also took arithmetic lessons. At the age of 13, Benjamin learned the printing trade. He decided that he wanted to spend is time perfecting is education. In 1721, James Franklin (Benjamin’s brother)…

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    The “Founding Fathers” of the United States would have answers to today’s most controversial issues, whether those are cases of police brutality in Baltimore or questions on the rights of same-sex couples through the nation. The era which brought into being the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution is often referred to as the "New Enlightenment" during this era our Founding Fathers turn to the great works of Enlightenment philosophy when the time came to construct a new government.…

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    Thomas Paine wrote Common Sense in 1775. Thomas Paine was born in England and did very poorly in school as a child. He eventually failed out and was forced to go to work. After working for his father, he went on to work in a tax office (Ushistory). After migrating to America he began working in journalism. Paine wrote many works that caused him a load of trouble. He was imprisoned for not agreeing with the execution of Louis XVI. During this time he wrote the work, The Age of Reason,…

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    Only Men Are Created Equal Aleta Thomas Mr. Lorge American History – Period 2 10/8/15 In the late 18th century, the prodigious Founding Fathers of the United States of America orchestrated a war cry for many oppressed groups around the world with their declaration, “All men are created equal” (“Declaration”). The idea of overthrowing the system under the British government appealed to many people in the colonies, but it resulted in few legal or social advances for a huge chunk…

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    I watched the Founding Fathers documentary, episode 3. The subject of this film is the founding fathers such as, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Ben Franklin, and John Adams and how they all became ‘founding fathers’ of the United States. The film begins by discussing Thomas Jefferson and how much he cared about dependence, how he contributed to getting independence, his actions, and his more personal ways of life. The documentary eventually transitions into discussing…

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    of the United States is one of the many aspects that make it unique when compared to other great nations. The historical events and individuals that created it, are seen as heroes in modern day society. Among these historical figures are the infamous Founding Fathers if the United States. The term Founding Fathers often refers to the individuals of the Thirteen British Colonies who led the American Revolution against the British Crown (England). An abundance of factors motivated the…

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    late 18th century was as volatile and unpredictable as the American Revolution. Ellis narrates the deeply rare and unique story of how colonial America rose up together to beat the odds and became the largest republic ever in existence and how it could not have been done without the unlikely group of founding fathers who brought their uniqueness and differences together to create something much bigger than themselves. Those who were politically successful and influential during this time period…

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    on what was important to make America better. In the intensely written work Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different, Gordon S. Wood analyzes eight founding fathers such as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, George Madison, John Adams, Thomas Paine and Aaron Burr. From the time of the American Revolution, these characters contributed knowledge and leadership that fueled the creation of a growing country. What we neglect to understand in…

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    The Founding Fathers, when they declared the independence of the Americas, were motivated by personal desires. In order to get the power over the colonies, they manipulated the colonist into believing that the British were to blame, and not the wealthy in America. The founding fathers did this to gain the power that Britain had over the colonies. Some historians however argue that the colonists liberties were violated and that subsequently lead to the colonist revolt. But as evidence shows, the…

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    Thomas Jefferson Beliefs

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    Thomas Jefferson is known to be one of our greatest American Founding Father. All of the things that he’s done to the world, in his time, has brought an effective way of change. Thomas Jefferson was a man, with a vision and a goal. “I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the presence of taking care of them” (Thomas Jefferson). Throughout his life, Jefferson focused on bigger and better things that can help the…

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