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Founding Fathers

Founding Fathers

Of the United States Constitution

And Our Countrys Early History

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Paul Revere

Paul Revere

Portrait painted by John Singleton Copley

Revere was a master silversmith, which is why he is holding a silver teapot in the portrait. It was also a symbol of the Boston Tea Party and the fact that he was a member of the Sons of Liberty.

http://www.americanrevolution.org/revere.html

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Nathan Hale

Nathan Hale

Hale was the first CIA agent in the United States.

He was quoted as saying, I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.

This picture is a sketch of his execution.

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Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. He was a gifted writer.

He sent Lewis and Clark out to explore the Louisiana Purchase.

He was the 3rd president of the United States.

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Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams

Abigail had little formal schooling but a quick wit and was a colorful writer.

Her son became the 6th U.S. president

Her letters give us an insight into her thoughts and contemporary attitude of the time.

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John Adams

John Adams

Adams was often misunderstoodpeople thought he was cold and rude

He and his cousin, Sam were leaders of the Sons of Liberty

He was the first to have his son serve as president also

His political ideas and policies lasted the test of time

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Ethan Allen

Ethan Allen

Allen was a patriot and soldier in the Revolutionary War.

He led the Green Mountain Boys in the capture of Fort Ticonderogaone of the most important battles of the war.

This statue is in the United States Capitol.

http://www.virtualvermont.com/history/eallen.html

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Benedict Arnold

Benedict Arnold

Arnold was one of the most trusted American generals of the Revolutionary War.

He turned traitor because he was passed over for military honors and accused of abusing his power and standing.

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Phillis Wheatley

Phillis Wheatley

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