Determining who falls into the category "Founding Father" is a bit subjective, although some noteworthy men are automatically included in the group. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams quickly come to mind, while other patriots, document-signers, and revolutionaries aren't as recognizable. Numerous "Founding Fathers" went on to become president of the United States, while others held various political offices or served in comparable vocations.
Regardless of what they did after the founding of the United States, their roles in history are important, in life and afterward. As a result, people regularly visit Founding Fathers' graves to honor the legacies of the historical figures.
Not all men who hold the distinction of "Founding Father" have gravesites that are readily accessible. For example, the final resting place of Thomas Paine, author of the pamphlet Common Sense (1776), remains unclear. Records indicate he was buried at his farm in New Rochelle, NY, after his passing in June 1809. He was disinterred a decade later and the location(s) of his remains are shrouded in mystery.
George Washington's grave, those of Benjamin Franklin and Sam Adams, and others are known and on full view, although some may surprise you with their underwhelming presentation. Take a look at these Founding Fathers' graves and decide which ones are befitting of the men they acknowledge.
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