Bell Ringer July 29, 2014. What is a “Founding Father”?. Founding Fathers. These men wrote and signed the Declaration of Independence. These men were considered brave because it was considered an act of treason ( the crime of betraying one's country) punishable by hanging.
The belief in the Constitution and the rights in the Bill of Rights helps bond Americans together and gives the hope of liberty and a better future for themselves and their children.