Founding Fathers

America's Founding Fathers including George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, James Monroe and Benjamin Franklin, together with several other key players of their time, structured the democratic government of the United States and left a legacy that has shaped the world. But beyond their legends, the Founding Fathers were human beings who led complex and fascinating lives. Learning their stories helps us better understand what made them tick, as well as their influence on our world today.

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More Resources: Read transcripts of the Declaration of IndependenceUnited States Constitution, the Bill of Rights. Find out more about the Revolutionary War at History.com.