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America’s Founding Fathers. America’s Founding Fathers. America’s Founding Fathers helped develop our young nation. They wrote and signed the Declaration of Independence. Some participated in the American Revolution. Our nation was developed by these men. Let’s take a look at a few of them!!.

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America’s Founding Fathers

America’s Founding Fathers helped develop our young nation. They wrote and signed the Declaration of Independence. Some participated in the American Revolution. Our nation was developed by these men. Let’s take a look at a few of them!!

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America’s Founding Fathers

Ben

Franklin

Thomas

Jefferson

Sam Adams

There are 55 Founding Fathers

We will cover 5 today!

John Hancock

John Adams

QUIZ

john adams
JOHN ADAMS

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JOHN ADAMS

Presidential

Years

Background

Info

Declaration of

Independence

Application

(Optional Discussion)

background info
Background Info
  • Born: October 30, 1735
  • Died: July 4, 1826
  • Political Party: Federalist
  • Spouse: Abigail Smith Adams
  • College: Harvard
  • Occupation: Lawyer

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Presidential Years
  • 2nd President of U.S.A.
  • Served from 1797-1801
  • 1st Vice President-1789-1797
  • 1st President to live in the White House
  • Key accomplishments while serving office:
    • Built up Navy
    • Fought Quasi War with France
    • Alien and Sedition Acts

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Declaration of Independence

John Adams helped draft the Declaration of Independence. He deferred most of the writing to Thomas Jefferson because he claimed Jefferson was a better writer. Adams said, “Jefferson is the best writer of the Continental Congress.” Jefferson called Adams, “Colossus of that Congress…”

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Discussion

John Adams was the 2nd President of the United States. He was part of the Federalist Party, following George Washington who disliked Political Parties. Were political parties inevitable in the U.S. or was George Washington right when he said they would just cause more turmoil?

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SAM ADAMS

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SAM ADAMS

Boston Tea

Party

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Declaration of

Independence

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Background Info
  • Born: September 27, 1722
  • Died: October 2, 1803
  • Political Party: NONE
  • Spouse: Elizabeth Checkley
  • College: Boston Latin School
  • Occupation: Statesman, politician, writer, brewer

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boston tea party
Boston Tea Party
  • Response to Great Britain’s Tea Act
  • Helped lead revolt with literature
  • Literature warned colonists of Tax
  • Member of “Sons of Liberty”
    • Group of men (Patriots) who led revolts against British rule.

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Declaration of Independence
  • Didn’t have a major role in writing
  • Main contributions came from outside of writing
  • Overlooked by many historians
  • “Father of American Revolution”
  • “Without Sam Adams, the true history of the American Revolution can’t be written.”

-John Adams

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Discussion

Many called Sam Adams the “Father of the American Revolution”. Why do you think many historians overlook him? Because he wasn’t a President?

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BEN FRANKLIN

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BEN FRANKLIN

Political Life

Background

Info

Declaration of

Independence

Application

(Optional Discussion)

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Background Info
  • Born: January 17, 1706
  • Died: April 17, 1790
  • Political Party: NONE
  • Spouse: Deborah Read
  • Occupation: Scientist, Writer,

Politician

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political life
Political Life
  • Ambassador to France
          • 1776-1785
  • Invented idea of AmericanNation
  • Diplomat and Politician
  • Delegate for Constitutional Convention
  • President of Pennsylvania- Today known as Governor.

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Declaration of Independence
  • 1 of 5 to draft the document
  • Mainly revised Jefferson’s work
  • Delegate for Pennsylvania to the 2nd Continental Congress
  • “Yes, we must indeed, all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.”

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Discussion

Ben Franklin also influenced science to a great extent. He invented the lightning rod, glass harmonica, Franklin Stove, Bifocal glasses, and urinary catheter.

Did he have a bigger impact on science or politics?

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Thomas Jefferson

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Thomas Jefferson

Presidential Years

Background

Info

Declaration of

Independence

Application

(Optional Review)

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Background Info
  • Born: April 13, 1743
  • Died: July 4, 1826
  • Political Party: Democratic-

Republican

  • Spouse: Martha Jefferson
  • Occupation: Lawyer, Farmer

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Presidential Years
  • 3rd President of U.S.A.
    • Served 1801-1809
  • 2nd Vice President
  • 1st Secretary of State
  • Ohio admitted as state
  • Louisiana Purchase-Doubled land area for U.S.
    • 1803
  • Founded University of Virginia

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Declaration of Independence
  • Did majority of writing.
  • Relied heavily on George Mason’s “Virginia Declaration of Rights”
  • Took 17 days to draft
  • 26 changes made by 4 other writers
  • July 4, 1776-Passed for Declaration of Independence

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Application

Thomas Jefferson was

the ______ vice president?

A. 1st

B. 2nd

C. 3rd

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JOHN HANCOCK

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JOHN HANCOCK

Political Life

Background

Info

Declaration of

Independence

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Background Info
  • Born: January 23, 1737
  • Died: October 8, 1793
  • Political Party: NONE
  • Spouse: Dorothy Quincy
  • Occupation: Politician

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Political Life
  • President of 2nd ContinentalCongress
  • 1st Governor of Massachusetts
  • Commander in Chief of Massachusetts militia
  • 1st Signature on Declaration of Independence

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Declaration of Independence

His main influence on the document was his signature. He was the first to sign. He signed very large because he wanted King George III to be able to read it without his glasses. It has become an eponym for “signature” in the United States of America.

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1 who was the 1 st president to live in the white house
1. Who was the 1st President to live in the White House?

A. John Adams

B. Sam Adams

C. Thomas Jefferson

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John Adams was the 1st President to live there. Thomas Jefferson was the 1st to spend a full term (4 years) there.

Question 2

2 who wrote most of the declaration of independence
2. Who wrote most of the Declaration of Independence?

A. Ben Franklin

B. John Adams

C. Thomas Jefferson

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Although there were 5 appointed to write it, Thomas Jefferson did most of it. John Adams said Jefferson was the best writer. TJ was given the responsibility and it took him 17 days.

Question 3

3 who was referred to as the father of the american revolution
3. Who was referred to as the “Father of the American Revolution”?

A. George Washington

B. Sam Adams

C. Ben Franklin

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Sam Adams was one of the biggest advocates for American Independence.

Question 4

4 who was ambassador to france in 1776
4. Who was ambassador to France in 1776?

A. Thomas Jefferson

B. John Hancock

C. Ben Franklin

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Ben Franklin held that position from 1776-1785.

Question 5

5 what college did thomas jefferson found
5. What college did Thomas Jefferson found?

A. University of Virginia

B. Virginia Tech University

C. William and Mary

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UVA was founded in 1819.

AKA Mr. Jefferson’s University

Question 6

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In 1803, the U.S. bought Louisiana from France for $23 million. This land is 23% of current U.S. territory.

Question 7

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It took 17 days for Jefferson to draft the DOI.

Question 8

8 john hancock was did the following except
8. John Hancock was/did the following EXCEPT:

A. President of 2nd Continental Congress

B. Command forces in Battle of Trenton

C. 1st Signature on Declaration of Independence

D. First Governor of Massachussetts

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John Hancock did NOT fight in the Battle of Trenton.

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references
References

The History Channel ---- http://www.history.com/

Founding Fathers Info ---- http://www.foundingfathers.info/

Ben Franklin House -- http://www.benjaminfranklinhouse.org/site/sections/default.htm

University of Virginia--- http://virginia.edu/