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Category: Founding Fathers

George Washington – First President of the United States

George Washington is the first American president (1789 – 1797) after he had been serving as commander-in-chief during the American Revolution. He was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia, on February 22, 1732, as a son to Mary and Augustine. George Washington is also called ‘the father of his nation’ because of the crucial role he …

Thomas Jefferson – Third President of the United States

One of America’s Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson, was an outspoken advocate for democracy. Jefferson, the 3rd President of the United States (from 1801 to 1809), was also the foremost author of the 1776 U.S. Declaration of Independence. In 1800, in the turbulent days of party conflicts, Jefferson was writing in a personal letter: “On the …

John Adams

John Adams Jr. was born on October 30, 1735, in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts. Adams was the first Vice-President and the second President of the United States, from 1797 to 1801. His son, John Quincy Adams, later became America’s sixth President. John Adams was author, lawyer, diplomat, and statesman, and was one of the leaders …