Roger Sherman Research Paper

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Roger Sherman(April 19, 1721 - July 23, 1793) Roger Sherman was a lawyer and a founding father of the United States. He was also the first mayor of a city in Connecticut called New Haven. But Connecticut was not his actual home town, he was born in Newton, Massachusetts. Then later on in his life he moved to Connecticut. He was a great person and was the only person to sign four great papers of the U.S., Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, and the Continental Association. His parents were William and Mehetabel Sherman, and they had seven kids. Roger himself married twice which gave him fifteen children, but only thirteen made it to adulthood. His first wife was Elizabeth Hartwell and his second was Rebecca Prescott. Sherman died in his sleep becaus eof sickness he had for about two months. These are some facts of Roger Sherman 's life and his family. Benjamin…show more content…
One of the things he did that everyone may know is that he was an author, and he drafted the Declaration of Independence. He was actually asked to write the Declaration of Independence, but he refused. Thomas Jefferson ended up writing it because he was a great writer. Benjamin was born in Boston, Massachusetts on a street called Milk Street. His father was Josiah Franklin and his mother was Abiah Folger. At age seven-teen Benjamin proposed to a fifteen year old by the name of Deborah Read. Like Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin was a great author and he did very well as an author. In his great life he will probably always be remembered as being on the one hundred dollar bill. He died on April 17, 1790 in his home from a sickness called Pleurisy. These are some facts of Benjamin Franklin 's life and his family. James Wilson(September 14, 1742 - August 21,
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