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Who were the six founding fathers?
The most important ones.
- labken1817Lv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
Founding Fathers are those political leaders who participated in the American Revolution as leaders of the Patriots.
Not sure which six your looking for and have never heard of the founders being reduced to only six. The three major foundational documents of the United States of America are the Declaration of Independence (July 1776), the Articles of Confederation (drafted 1777, ratified 1781) and the Constitution of the United States of America (1789). There are a total of 143 signatures on these documents, representing 118 different signers.
Signatures on the Declaration of Independance
Thomas Heyward, Jr.
Francis Lightfoot Lee
Richard Henry Lee
Thomas Lynch, Jr.
Thomas Nelson, Jr.
Robert Treat Paine
Signatures on the Constitution
Gunning Bedford, Jr.
Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer
William Samuel Johnson
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
Richard Dobbs Spaight
George Washington (president of the Convention)
William Jackson (Secretary)
Delegates of the Constitutional Convention who did not sign.
William Richardson Davie
John Lansing, Jr.
John Francis Mercer
Others considered Founding Fathers
Henry Lee III
Francis Adrian Vanderkemp
Robert R. Livingston
Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben
Charles ThomsonSource(s): I couldn't reduce it to six but the most significant founding fathers I could come up with are: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, John Hancock, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton Wow, I hate reducing the Founding Fathers down to even 8. Can't stand to leave out the contirbutions of so many others.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin, and John Jay (I know that's seven) seemed to be the most important of the Founding Fathers, but it's really hard to judge who were the most important. We had many Founding Fathers who all contributed significantly to the founding of the United States.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, James Madison, Patrick Henry, John Adams,
- RuthLv 71 decade ago
Well, as you probably know, there was actually 70 appointed individuals to the Constitutional Convention. However, a number of them did not attend. This would include Richard Henry Lee, Patrick Henry,Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Samuel Adams and, John Hancock. These six did NOT attend the Convention. In all, 55 delegates did attend but, only 39 actually signed the Constitution. The delegates ranged in age from Jonathan Dayton, aged 26, to Ben Franklin, aged 81, who was so infirm that he had to be carried to sessions in a sedan chair ( a hand carried transport with a seated occupant). So, to answer your question, depends on how you view as to who the most important six were. Here's a web:Source(s): Personnel knowledge. The web.
- 6 years ago
The reason why you are asking for six names is because there are a few select names which are the most popular and widely referred to which you obviously are accustomed to only hearing about. If you look up information about the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights, etc. you will see that many highly intelligent people contributed to our nations most invaluable documents, and these documents should be revered as such until the end of time.
- ?Lv 45 years ago
No, they may well be heavily unhappy approximately this republic they gave us, the previous 7-8 years in specific. They created an earthly state, yet we've allowed faith to infiltrate it exceptionally heavily, and have drifted into questioning that's what they wanted. on each occasion the rustic gets scared, we clamp down on freedom of expression. we've abused and tortured detainees in Guantanamo and someplace else, we've carried out worse in specific "black sites" (secret prisons run by way of the CIA), we've flown over a hundred people who are not even accused of crimes to places like Syria (which WE declared area of the Axis of Evil) to be tortured. And this administration OKed torture on the utmost point, utilizing convoluted good judgment to redefine "torture" so the information now no longer meant something, so they might say they do no longer do it. additionally, this administration controlled to amass an excellent quantity of skill interior the administrative on the price of the different 2 branches, and (probable worst of all interior the long term) the yank human beings basically spoke back to that with a shrug. We as a human beings now no longer understand why the Founding Fathers set up assessments and balances and gave us assured rights.
- Mr. SmithLv 51 decade ago
The Dude on the 1 dollar bill
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- rxingLv 71 decade ago
george washington , john adams, thomas jefferson, benamin franklin, madison,hamilton