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Our Founding Fathers

Historical Figures
293.1k viewsMeet The Family That Descended From Thomas Jefferson And Sally Hemings - His SlaveMost people know the story of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings. He was a Founding Father, author of the Declaration of Independe...
Explainer
431.1k viewsThe Wild Life Of Gouverneur Morris, The Most Mysterious Founding Father Of Them All"We the People of the United States" is perhaps the most famous phrase in the Constitution - and it was penned by one of the most ...
History
312.6k views19 Things You Didn't Know About Our Founding FathersGet ready for the most fascinating things you never knew about the Founding Fathers. These  little-known tidbits about former Pres...
History
956 voters14 Facts About Alexander Hamilton Left Out Of The MusicalThe Hamilton musical may have set the theater world alight and reignited modern interest in the life stories of the Founding Fathe...
People Trivia
891.3k views19 Bizarre Facts About Benjamin Franklin, A Genius, A Founding Father, And A Delightful WeirdoBenjamin Franklin was one of America's founding fathers as well as a scientist, statesman, author, printer, activist, postmaster, ...
True Stories
2.2m views14 Horrifying Facts About The Founding Fathers They Purposely Cut Out Of History BooksEveryone grows up learning about George Washington's apple tree and Benjamin Franklin's kite-and-the-key experiment. It turns out ...
History
293 voters13 Small But Poignant Facts We Just Learned About George WashingtonAs a leader of the American Revolutionary War and first president of the United States of America, George Washington looms larger ...
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118.9k viewsNotable Homes Of The Founding FathersFew men in American history are more revered than the founding fathers. Over two centuries their exploits have been mythologized, ...
History
68.0k viewsThe Beef Between Thomas Jefferson And Alexander Hamilton Goes Deeper Than You ThoughtThe first—and perhaps the most important—political rivalry in U.S. history was between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. Th...
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49.4k views11 Surprisingly Depressing Facts About The Miserable Life of Aaron BurrThanks to the Broadway phenomenon Hamilton, a lot more people know the ins-and-outs of the Aaron Burr biography. But is that portr...
US History
77.5k views14 Painful Reminders That Thomas Jefferson Was Kind Of An Awful PersonIf being American were a sport, Thomas Jefferson would be in the running for all-time MVP. Jefferson was one of the best Founding ...
America
3.1k votersThe Nuttiest Conspiracy Theories About the Founding FathersReading Founding Father conspiracies is practically a national pastime. After all, the late 18th century was a chaotic and tumultu...
America
5.5k votersThe Best American Founding FathersThe Founding Fathers of the United States of America boast luminary names like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, ...
US History
164.2k views12 Hardcore Facts About Alexander HamiltonBefore 2015, it was common to hear that Alexander Hamilton was, by far, the most undervalued of all the American Founding Fathers....
America
1.3k votersWeird And Disgusting Foods The Founding Fathers AteTimes and tastes definitely change, but some of the Founding Fathers' favorite foods were undeniably gross. True, 18th century Ame...
History
547 voters11 Surprising Anti-Democracy Quotes From America's Founding FathersMany American citizens struggle to determine whether they love or loathe the politics of their home country. And interestingly eno...
Politics
3.6k votersThe 50 Hottest Founding FathersHey, ladies and gentlemen. Are you poking around the Internet looking for some foxy new faces to ogle? Well, here is a list of the...
History
25.7k viewsPresidents Before George WashingtonEvery school kid knows that George Washington was the first president of the United States, elected in April 1789, and left office...
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23.6k views"All American" Ideas The Founding Fathers Actually Took From Native AmericansThe Founding Fathers certainly studied their history, drawing upon influences from ancient Rome to John Locke to help create their...
History
67.3k views15 Ways the Founding Fathers Disagree with Today's GOPRepublicans often invoke the intentions of the Founding Fathers in order to justify their party's platform. Although the views of ...