Leading Founders

About George Washington

Read an essay by Matthew Spalding about George Washington's life and accomplishments.
About Benjamin Franklin

Read an essay by Steven Forde about Benjamin Franklin's life and accomplishments.
About John Adams

Read an essay by Bradley Thompson about John Adams' life and accomplishments.
About Thomas Jefferson

Read an essay by Dorothea Wolfson about Thomas Jefferson's life and accomplishments.
About Alexander Hamilton

Read an essay by Mackubin Owens about Alexander Hamilton's life and accomplishments.
About James Madison

Read an essay by Colleen Sheehan about James Madison's life and accomplishments.

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