When James Madison and the 56 other delegates to the Constitutional Convention met in Philadelphia in May 1787, they intended to amend the Articles of Confederation. They ended up creating a new constitution, and Madison, representing Virginia, became the chief recorder of information. Madison had helped develop Virginia’s Constitution 11 years earlier, and it was his plan that served as the basis for debate in the development of the U.S Constitution. Madison argued for a strong central government that would unify the country. The Convention
At age twelve ben took a job as an apprentice at his brother 's printing shop. While he was working for his brother he was starting to write essays for his brothers paper. But he used a name that no one would know that it was him that was writing them and the name was Silence Gogood. At age seventeen he left his family and went to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. When he was there he opened a print shop.
He had returned to France at February 1779, working with John Adams and Benjamin Franklin to help persuade King Louis XVI to send additional troops, to help supply the colonists, and naval support (Leepson, M., 2016, July 15). Lafayette was able to postpone the Americans debt to the French Government. During this time Thomas Jefferson, a good friend of Lafayette, arranged a shipment of Houdon 's bust of Lafayette. Two Years later Jefferson bought his own Lafayette Bust by Houdon and it is currently placed in the tea room at Monticello (1996, October, Thomas Jefferson 's Monticello). Thomas Jefferson and Lafayette constructed the infamous Declaration of the Man and of the
Although his idea for the albany plan was rejected it, it helped lay the main ideas to the groundwork for the articles of confederation. This became the first constitution of the united states when ratified in 1781 Franklin testified in the British Parliament against the Stamp Act of 1765, which required that all legal documents, newspapers, books, playing cards and other printed materials in the American colonies carry a tax stamp. Ben Franklin as a delegate to america 's governing body when he was part of the five-members committee that helped draft the declaration of independence, in which the colonies declared freedom from british rule. The Congress sent Ben Franklin to France in where he was enlisted to get the help of the French nation to help the colonies in the revolutionary war. In Feb. 1778, the French signed a military alliance with
Few years later, Robert Fulton, stayed in PA, as a painter. At the age of twenty-three, he met Benjamin Franklin and got interested in engineering. Fulton wants someone to sponsor him to go to England. However, he wasn’t sponsor, so Robert decided to go to France to seek finical and constructional support. At, 1807, he made the first working
Through the years Arnold tried to find a place for himself in the British military but he was unable to. In 1785 Arnold traveled with his son Richard to New Brunswick, Canada, there they created a West Indies trade. After many business deals, the family returned to England. In London, Arnold kept trading with the with the West Indies at the time of the French Revolution and was captured for a while by the French because of the assumption he was spying. In the January of 1801, Arnold started to become very sick.
Most of the literature, acquaintances, including his own family were of Puritan roots. Franklin wrote, “I was put to the grammar-school at eight years of age, my father intending to devote me, as the tithe of his sons, to the service of the Church.” (10) Franklin’s family, Protestants, were proclaimed Puritans and escaped danger from the reign of Queen Mary by finding freedom in Boston. His mother’s father was one of the first settlers of New
Where would America be today if Arnold didn't make the decisions he did in battle? On January 14,1741, Benedict Arnold was born to a well off family. A sea-captain and merchant for a father and a widow for a mother. Arnold throughout his life has had to make hard decisions, for in 1752, at age eleven, Arnold was sent away to boarding school. Arnold
Benjamin Franklin is most well-known for his episode with a lightning bolt, although in reality, he should be known for his aid in the forming of America’s foundation. At the age of fifteen he, along with his brothers, started The New England Courant, a newspaper in the Boston area. With their success rapidly growing, Benjamin decided he was no longer needed and sought to create his own printing press. An additional press was not needed in Boston, so Franklin took his few belongings and traveled up the river to Philadelphia. Here he made acquaintances with influential men, purchased the Pennsylvania Gazette, was elected into the Second Continental Congress, accepted the job of Postmaster General, and became the first U.S Ambassador to France.
His father was Augustine Washington and his mother was Mary Ball Washington. After George’s father died when he was 11, he inherited ten slaves and helped his mother maintain the plantation that they lived on. He was homeschooled, he had a lower amount of education than any of the other Founding Fathers. Washington finished his school education when he was fifteen and did not go to college. When he was seventeen, he wanted to join the British Navy but his mother disapproved.