On display are letters from alexander hamilton aaron burr george washington thomas jefferson and james madison. Alexander hamilton called the constitution a weak and worthless fabric certain to be superseded.
George washington john jay alexander hamilton and james madison are typically counted as founding fathers but none of them signed the declaration of independence.
Declaration constitution declaration alexander hamilton signature. Luther martin regarded it as a stab in the back of the goddess of liberty. As instructed by john hancock washington read the declaration of independence to the army on july 9th. The wisconsin historical society holds original letters written by all the signers of the declaration of independence and u s.
General george washington was commander of the continental army and was defending new york city in july 1776. From declaration to constitution. Only six men signed both the declaration of independence in 1776 and the constitution 11 years later.
Alexander hamilton and john jay played a crucial role in securing the constitution s ratification in these lynchpin states. The founding fathers of the united states or simply the founding fathers or founders were a group of american leaders who united the thirteen colonies led the war for independence from great britain and built a frame of government for the new united states of america during the latter decades of the 18th century. The most that madison and the majority of delegates hoped was that this practical workable constitution planned to meet the immediate needs of thirteen states with.
Presidents and vice presidents. While the story may be apocryphal it is said that as the convention ended in september 1787 the aged benjamin franklin the oldest member of the assembly and one of only a few. George clymer benjamin franklin robert morris george read roger sherman and james wilson.
While alexander hamilton had serious doubts about many aspects of the constitution once he put his signature to the document he threw himself whole heartedly into the battle for ratification. Constitution as well as all u s. Along with james madison and john jay he wrote the eighty five essays arguing for ratification that have become known as the federalist papers.
Morris in 1973 identified the following seven figures.
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