Our founding fathers are the men that made the great nation of America. Each one played a very important role in building our nation. We have to ask ourselves what this nation would be without these men. George Washington, Ben Franklin, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, Nathan Hale, Samuel Adams and John Hancock are all considered founding fathers of America.
Washington did not take a leading role in the growing colonial resistance against the British until the widespread protest of the Townshend Acts in 1767. On June 15, he was appointed Major General and Commander-in-Chief of the colonial forces against Great Britain. Washington was once again called upon to serve this country. During the presidential election of 1789, he received a vote from every elector to the Electoral College, the only president in American history to be elected by unanimous approval. I believe the examples that he set becoming and as president were his greatest achievements.
In 1775, Benjamin Franklin was elected to the Second Continental Congress and as postmaster general for the colonies, having mapped the postal routes in 1762. And in 1776, he was one of five men to draft the Declaration of Independence. Franklin was also one of the 13 men who drafted the Articles of Confederation. He was elected to represent Pennsylvania at the Constitutional Convention, which drafted and ratified the new U.S Constitution, and participated in electing George Washington as the country’s first president, inaugurated in April 1789. His work on the Declaration of Independence had to be his greatest achievement.
In 1770, John Adams agreed to represent the British soldiers on trial for killing five civilians in what became known as the Boston Massacre. That same year, Adams was elected to the Massachusetts Assembly and was one of five to represent the colony at the First Continental Congress, in 1774. In 1796, Adams was elected as the Federalist nominee for president....