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Founding Fathers

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a leader of the American Enlightenment, and an enthusiastic supporter of the American Revolution. Benjamin Rush
first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. John Jay
an American clergyman, Continental Army soldier during the American Revolutionary War. John Peter Muhlenberg
as governor of Connecticut helped provide supplies for the Continental Army (1710-1785). Jonathan Trumball, Sr.
commander of the Continental Army; served the British in the French and Indian War; 1st president of the United States. George Washington
famous for signing his name very large on the Declaration of Independence because he feels that he has the most wealth to lose to King George III. John Hancock
The only active clergyman and college president to sign the Declaration of Independence. John Witherspoon
only Catholic to sign the Declaration of Independence. Charles Carroll
influenced the writing of the Declaration of Independence with his idea of unalienable rights. Life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness cannot be taken away without due process. John Locke
author of the Declaration of Independence, 3rd U.S. president, authorized the Louisiana Purchase, sent Lewis & Clark to explore the land that doubled the size of the United States. Thomas Jefferson
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