America’s Founding Fathers

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I have always associated America’s well-known historical figures as the Founding Fathers, otherwise known as the Delegates to the Constitutional Convention.

It was fascinating to learn that some of them (such as Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Samuel Adams, and John Hancock) were not at the Constitutional Convention and, therefore, did not sign the Constitution of the United States.  Who knew?  Regardless of such technicalities, I think they are still considered very much part of the Founding Fathers.

Of those who did sign the Constitution, the two key Delegates whose names I recognized instantly were George Washington and Benjamin Franklin.