What contributions did each of the founding fathers

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1. What contributions did each of the Founding Fathers have during this time? (Hint! Use the chart to help!
NameQuoteRole in the Revolutionary PeriodInteresting Factwrits of assistance in courts, arguing that searches without a warrant violated natural rights.Samuel Adams“It does not require a majorityto prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds.”Helped organize the Sons of Liberty.Used propaganda describing the events in 1770 as the “Boston Massacre.”Organized the Boston Tea Party after Britain passed the Tea Act.Targeted for imprisonment by the British at the Battles of Lexington and Concord.Samuel Adams is the older cousin of John Adams.John Hancock“The greatest ability in businessis to get along with others and toinfluence their actions.” Funded the Sons of Liberty.Selected as president of the Second ContinentalCongress.Targeted for imprisonment by the British at Lexington.John Hancock was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence. His large, bold signature was reportedly written that way so that King George could see his name without his glasses. John Adams“The Revolution was effected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and Represented British soldiers in the Boston Massacre trials.Member of the John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on the same day. It was July 4, 1826, 50 years to the day that the Declaration of
NameQuoteRole in the Revolutionary PeriodInteresting Facthearts of the people.”Declaration of Independence Committee.Recommended George Washingtonas commander of the Continental Army.Helped negotiate peace with Britain after the American Revolution.Independence was approved!Thomas Jefferson“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” Only 32 when sent as a delegate from Virginia to the Second Continental Congress.Known for his brilliant writing, hewas selected as theprimary author of the Declaration of Independence.Thomas Jefferson admired architecture and spent more than 40years designing his home. His home is located in Charlottesville, Virginia and is called Monticello. George Washington“Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.” Fought with theBritish in the French and Indian War.Unanimously selected by the Second ContinentalCongress as the commander of the Continental Army during the American Revolution.Offered to servein the Continental Army without pay.George Washington never attended formal schooling and had only known Martha for threeweeks before he proposed to her!
NameQuoteRole in the Revolutionary PeriodInteresting FactBenjamin Franklin“We must all hangtogether, or, assuredly, we shall all hang separately.” Colonial spokesperson in London after the Stamp Act was passed.Member of the Declaration of Independence Committee.Known as an author, statesman, and scientist.Helped negotiate the alliance with France during the American Revolution.Benjamin Franklin was the only person to sign the Declaration of Independence, the Treaty of Paris, and the Constitution. His son William was a loyalist, which caused a lifelong division between the two men. George Mason“All men are by nature born equally free and independent.” Wrote the Virginia Declaration of Rights.Influenced Thomas Jefferson’s writing of the Declaration of Independence withhis ideas about natural rights.Mason’s thoughts on individual rights led him to oppose slavery and fight for a federal Bill of Rights. Patrick Henry“I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”Member of the first Virginia Committee of Correspondence.Known as a passionate and talented speaker.Served in the Continental Congress, Virginia Convention, and House of Henry failed as a storekeeper and as a farmer before becominga successful lawyer and politician.

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