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Declaration of Independence/ Founding Fathers Study Guide

Thomas Jefferson
Drafted the Declaration of Independence in Pennsylvania
Appears on the nickel
Was a signer of the Declaration who became president (John Adams was
the other signer)
Thomas Paine - wrote Common Sense
George Washington
Father of our Country
Strong leadership to our country
Model leadership to future presidents
1st president of the United States
Commander and Chief of the Continental Army
The Liberty Bell - was rung to celebrate the signing of the Declaration of
Independence
James Madison
Father of the Constitution
Kept notes during the Constitutional Convention
Great compromising skills
Believed in the importance of having U.S. Constitution
Pennsylvania Evening Post - first newspaper to print the Declaration of
Independence
56 men signed the Declaration of Independence
Members that drafted the Declaration of Independence (Committee of 5)
Thomas Jefferson
John Adams

Benjamin Franklin
Robert Livingston
Roger Sherman