George ross jr may 10 1730 july 14 1779 was a signer of the continental association and the united states declaration of independence as a representative of pennsylvania he was also the uncle of the man who married betsy griscom in 1773 giving her her famous married name. Though many were teenagers at the time some of them went on to become president one of their names is basically synonymous with.
If you recall the revolutionary war actually began in 1775.
George washington signature declaration of independence. George washington john jay alexander hamilton and james madison are typically counted as founding fathers but none of them signed the declaration of independence. He strongly opposed independence from great britain during his time in the continental congress early on but encouraged the rest of the south carolina delegation to vote for independence on july. The declaration of independence wasn t signed on july 4 1776.
George read had voted against the resolution of independence and robert morris had abstained yet they both signed the declaration. The majority of the delegates that signed the declaration of independence didn t sign it until august 2 1776 almost a month after it was originally introduced. With all of that goi.
In 1776 56 men signed the declaration of independence. In fact the only people that were later elected president that signed the declaration were john adams and thomas jefferson. Betsy ross in 1952 he george washington and robert morris appeared on a three cent stamp commemorating betsy ross.
In fact the united states had already invaded quebec and the bahamas before it even got around to declaring its independence. George washington did not sign the declaration of independence. He was a general in the army and during the time of the signing he was defending the country in another part of colonies.
I m a bit rusty on this portion of history sorry but i believe the answer you re looking for is because george washington wasn t in philadelphia at the time of the signing. The most famous signature on the engrossed copy is that of john hancock who presumably signed first as president of congress. The memorial to the 56 signers of the declaration of independence was dedicated in 1984 in constitution gardens on the national mall in washington d c where the signatures of all the original signers are carved in stone with their names places of residence and occupations.
As instructed by john hancock washington read the declaration of independence to the army on july 9th. Declaration of independence signatures from south carolina signers edward rutledge edward rutledge was the youngest signer of the declaration at 26. General george washington was commander of the continental army and was defending new york city in july 1776.
On july 1 1776 the second continental congress met in philadelphia and on the following day 12 of the 13 colonies voted in. General washington had a war to fight.