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The Founding Fathers of the United States were the political leaders who signed the Declaration of Independence or otherwise participated in the American Revolution as leaders of the Patriots, or who participated in drafting the United States Constitution eleven years later. The most famous are:
Benjamin Franklin
(1706 – 1790)
George Washington
(1732 – 1799)
Alexander Hamilton
(1755 – 1804)
John Adams
(1735 – 1826)
Thomas Jefferson
(1743 – 1826)

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1789–1797 1st U.S. President 1st U.S. Secretary of the Treasury 1st U.S. Vice-President 1st U.S. Secretary of State
1797–1801 2nd U.S. President 2nd U.S. Vice-President
1801–1809 3rd U.S. President
"the First American"
(early campaigner for the unity of the 13 American colonies against British rule.)
"Father of his country" Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War Established the First Bank of the United States the principal author of the Declaration of Independence
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1st U.S. Ambassador to France U.S. Ambassador to France U.S. Ambassador to France
Inventor of the lightning rod (paratonnerre)