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THE FOUNDING FATHERS

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Brought back into politics because his wife died
Jefferson returned to Philadelphia to lead the Virginia delegation to the Confederation Congress.
THE FOUNDING FATHERS
Early Life
Early Life
Born January 17, 1706
Seventeen siblings
Father kept him around the house
He was also the president of The American Philiosphical Society

Born on April 13, 1743
Just outside Charlottesville, Virginia
One of the most prominent families of Virginia's planter elite
The College of William and Mary to study law in 1760
George Wythe
Five years of rigorous study
More than twice the normal duration
Already one of the most knowledgeable lawyers in America by 1767
Furthered his education in printing trade
Met his future wife Deborah Read
He also fathered a son, William, out of wedlock.
Later left for London but then returned in 1726.
Franklin formed the “Junto,” a social and self-improvement study group for young men.
Found out Deborah was married but he made her his "common-law wife" in 1730.
They had two kids Sarah and Francis.
Was married for 44 years
Purchased the Pennsylvania Gazette and was elected official printer of Pennsylvania.
Met and married Martha Wayles Skelton on January 1, 1772
One of the wealthiest women in Virginia
Had six children
Two survived: Martha and Mary
EARLY LIFE
George Washington
One of the earliest and most passionate supporters of American independence.
Elected into the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1768
He was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia
on February 22, 1732.
Augustine Washington and Mary Ball - 1731
One of nine
3 and 6
Jane Butler - 1729
1774, wrote his first major political work, "A Summary View of the Rights of British America"
Established his reputation as one of the most persuasive advocates of the American cause.
Housing
Pope's Creek
Little Hunting Creek Plantation - Mount Vernon
Ferry Farm
Thomas Jefferson
Post Revolution
Died on December 14, 1799 (67 yrs old) in Mount Vernon, Virginia from epiglottis by today's standards.
POST REVOLUTION
Became the U.S. minister to France in 1785
Absent when the Constitution was written
Came back to America in 1789
Found that George Washington became president
Appointed Secretary of State
Significance
He was a famous inventor
On one hundred dollar bill
Signed Declaration of Independence
Personal Life:
No middle name
No Children
Martha Dandridge Custis Washington
1759
John Parke Custis
Martha Parke Custis
DOGS
owned about every group of dog that is recognized by the American Kennel Club
Tipsy
Mopsey
Truelove
Ragman
Vulcan
Became frustrated with the constant fighting between the Federalists and Republicans
Left again to go back home to his family
TEETH
bone
human teeth
hippopotamus ivory
brass screws
lead
gold metal wire
Inventions
Bifocals
Lightning rod
Discovered many things to do with electricity
Franklin Stove
Swim Fins
Odometer
1797, decided to run for president
John Adams won the election with Jefferson close behind
According to the rules then, Jefferson was vice president
Slaves
Received 10 when he was 11
Over time 300 had lived at Mount
Vernon
Free in will
After Adam's term was up, Jefferson was elected as President in 1801
Lowered the national debt from $80 million to $57 million in his first two years in office
1803, Louisiana Purchase
$15 million to double the size of the country
Died April 17, 1790
Reelected in 1804
Both Britain and France tried to stop America from trading with the other country
Passed the Embargo Act in 1807
Wrecked the economy
Export crashed from $108 million to $22 million by time he left office in 1809
Also led to the War of 1812 with Great Britian
Fun Facts
Proposed to eliminate C,J,Q,W,X and Y from the alphabet.
Spent 18 of his 44 years of marriage separated over seas.
Returned home after leaving office
Organized the University of Virginia
Died on July 4, 1826 only a few hours before John Adams died
50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence
Benjamin Franklin
Political Life:
1758 - 1775
House of Burgesses
1758 - 1761
Frederick County
1761 - 1775
Fairfax County
Significance:
He was significant to U.S. history back then because he was the first president of the United States, and he was also involved in the American Revolution by sacrificing his life by running in the front lines of the war to gather his troops. He was also significant because he was the first one to sign the constitution.
He is still significant today with U.S. History because his presidency was the ground on which our government and form of the country began. His life set a concrete floor, metaphorically, for the country to build from.
Significance
Jefferson is still important today because America wouldn't be what it is today if he never wrote the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Independence helped make the foundation that the government was formed from.
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