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History definitions

TermDefinition
Congress a national legislative body
George Washington The first president of the united states, founding father, General of the revolutionary army that led America to victory.
Benjamin Franklin Founding Father, oldest signer of the declaration of independence, a scientist and part of the committee of five
Sam Adams leader of the sons of liberty, founding father, and part of the committee of five
Thomas Jefferson Main author of the declaration of independence, 3rd president of America.
Constitution a body of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is acknowledged to be governed.
Declaration of Independence the formal statement written by Thomas Jefferson declaring the freedom of the thirteen American colonies from Great Britain.
committee of five a team of five men who drafted and presented to the Congress what would become America's Declaration of Independence
Robert Livingston an American lawyer, politician, diplomat from New York, Founding Father of the United States and part of the committee of five
Roger Sherman an early American statesman and lawyer, as well as a Founding Father of the United States. He is the only person to have signed all four great state papers of the United States and part of the committee of five
Created by: Devon Berry