The Founding Fathers of the United States of America
The Founding Fathers as referenced as an original Patriot to the of the United States of America refers broadly to those individuals of the Thirteen British Colonies who led or inspired the United States American Revolution in opposition against the authority of the British and to include the establishment of the United States.
In some instances it references the specific individuals that either signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 or participated as delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention and took part in drafting the proposed Constitution of the United States.
The story of America’s The Founding Fathers is a fascinating one. Its a story about how men became leaders, fought the revolutionary war and were instrumental in creation of a new country.They were leaders in their communities and hailed from good education and means. They were the men who installed the first ideals into the American Society. After having successfuly fought the Revolutionary War, they signed the declaration of Independence and drafted the Constitution of United States.
Historians always argue as to who all belong in the long list of the Founding Fathers, however the most commonly accepted men who became the founders of present day America are listed below.
Some historians define the “Founding Fathers” to mean a larger group, including not only the Signers and the Framers but also all those who, whether as politicians, jurists, statesmen, soldiers, diplomats, or ordinary citizens, took part in winning American independence and creating the United States of America.
The following are several different list of links of Founding Fathers by association.
Signers of the Continental Association (1774)
Signers of the Declaration of Independence (1776)
Signers of the Articles of Confederation (1777)
Delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention
Other Founders – This list includes individuals that have been referenced and/or as a cited source as being a father or founder of the United States.