Founding Fathers Essay

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Founding Fathers George Washington, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and John Adams were known as the American Founding Fathers. They founded the United States of America and were leaders of the America Revolution. They expressed peoples frustration and resentment with the British ruler and acted on that anger to declared independence and lead the country threw eight years of war to achieve it. They wrote the constitution and persuaded people to accept and ratify it. And also formed the first government under Washington and served in the first congresses. Another accomplishment of the “Fathers” is that they wrote the bill of rights. The Declaration of Independence was a document owned by the Continental Congress. On July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war going against Great Britain, made them selves as independent states. A committee was assembled to draft the formal Declaration of Independence to be ready when congress voted on independence. The Declaration of Independents was singed by fifty six men between the dates of August 2, 1776 and January 22, 1777. While writing the Bill of Rights, James Madison drew heavily on the Virginia Declaration of Rights, written by George Mason and ratified a little bit before the Constitution of Virginia in June 1776.Considered the first constitutional protection of individual rights, it also provided a blueprint for the U.S. Declaration of independence and Frances Declaration of Independence of the rights of the men and the citizen. The U.S Constitution has approximately 4,400 words in it. It is the oldest and shortest written Constitution of any major government in the world. Of the spelling errors in the Constitution, Pennsylvania about the signers' names is probably the most glaring. The Constitution was penned by Jacob Shallus, A Pennsylvania General

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