What is founding father?

  • (noun): A member of the Constitutional Convention that drafted the United States Constitution in 1787.
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List Of Columbia University People - Founding Fathers of The United States
... Founding Fathers of the United States are the political leaders who signed the Declaration of Independence or the United States Constitution, or otherwise participated in the ... Alexander Hamilton—Founding Father, American Revolutionary War officer and aide-de-camp to George Washington, co-author of The Federalist Papers, the ... ten dollar bill) John Jay—Founding Father, President of the Continental Congress, co-author of The Federalist Papers, second U.S ...
Wright's Ferry - Founding Father
... In later years, Wright—now involved greatly in local governmental affairs— rented the ferry to others and eventually sold it ... In 1729, after Wright had petitioned William Penn’s son to create a new county, the provincial government took land from Chester County to establish Lancaster County, the fourth county in Pennsylvania ...

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    The Founding Fathers in their wisdom decided that children were an unnatural strain on parents. So they provided jails called schools, equipped with tortures called an education. School is where you go between when your parents can’t take you and industry can’t take you.
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    Pull down the blinds, bring fiddle and clarionet
    That there be no foot silent in the room
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