Categories for Forgotten Founding Fathers

Forgotten Founding Fathers, Miniseries

Forgotten Founders: Thomas Paine, Part 3

Before the battle of Trenton the half-clad, disheartened soldiers of Washington were called together in groups to listen to that thrilling exhortation… The literary musket reaches its mark… The great…
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Forgotten Founding Fathers, Miniseries

Forgotten Founders: Thomas Paine, Part 2

In Part 1, I explored the controversy over whether Thomas Paine was a Founding Father. This post is about Common Sense, his most famous work and the most influential, brilliant, and…
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Forgotten Founding Fathers, Miniseries

Forgotten Founders: Thomas Paine, Part 1

Should an independancy be brought about…, we have every opportunity and every encouragement before us, to form the noblest purest constitution on the face of the earth. We have it…
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Forgotten Founding Fathers, Miniseries

Forgotten Founders: John Dickinson, Part 3

In Part 1, I introduced you to John Dickinson, the “Penman of the Revolution” who became a Forgotten Founder by refusing to vote for independence. In Part 2, I showed…
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Forgotten Founding Fathers, Miniseries

Forgotten Founders: John Dickinson, Part 2

In Part 1, I explained why John Dickinson, the “Penman of the Revolution,” became a Forgotten Founder. In Parts 2 and 3, I’ll show you some of Dickinson’s most important…
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Forgotten Founding Fathers, Miniseries

Forgotten Founders: John Dickinson, Part 1

John Dickinson, the “Penman of the Revolution,” was the most prolific and influential political writer of the period and a famous defender of American rights and liberties.     Thomas…
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Forgotten Founding Fathers, Miniseries

Forgotten Founders: George Mason, Part 2—1787

In Part 1, I introduced you to George Mason and his 1776 Virginia Declaration of Rights and Virginia Constitution, and their extraordinary influence on the Declaration of Independence and the…
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Forgotten Founding Fathers, Miniseries

Forgotten Founders: George Mason, Part 1— 1776

George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton— These are the big six, the famous names we immediately think of as America’s Founding Fathers. They were…
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