One of the most important works on political theory ever written. Check out this very readable online edition.
Other Founding Documents:
- The Declaration of Independence
- The U.S. Constitution
- Amendments to the Constitution
- The Bill of Rights
Americans across the country are rediscovering the “Don’t Tread on Me” slogan. Many are part of the new Tea Party Movement protesting massive government spending and bailouts. What would the founding fathers think of all this? This blog post on the historical context of the 1773 Boston Tea Party is food for thought.
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Founding Father Family Trees and Bios
WikiTree is my new collaborative history project. Participants have started pages for Green Mountain Boy Ethan Allen, giant Virginian Peter Francisco, philosopher-entrepreneur Benjamin Franklin, bold Declaration-signer John Hancock, Federalist John Jay, President Thomas Jefferson, financial wizard Haym Salomon, General Henry Knox, President James Madison, rabble-rouser Thomas Paine, flag seamstress Betsy Ross, and cousin-of-George Lieutenant Colonel William Washington. There are also interesting pages for Founder of the Daughters of the American Revolution founder Flora Adams Darling and anthem-writer Francis Scott Key. Please check out WikiTree. You might be able to contribute something about one of the founding fathers, or you might want to start your own family history.
Take a look at this collection of over 250 inspiring bits of wisdom and other quotes from our founding fathers.