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4th of July Founding Fathers Crossword – First Person to Submit Correct Answers Wins $50 Prize to go Toward Retainer or Consultation

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1. _______________ began his career as a surveyor, later became Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, and presided over the Constitutional Convention in 1787.
2. _______________ authored most of the Constitution, wrote the Bill of Rights, and a co-author of the Federalist Papers.
3. _______________ authored “Poor Richard’s Almanac” and was America’s first diplomat to France.
4. Samuel _____________ was one of the founders of the Sons of Liberty, helped organize the Boston Tea Party, and helped to draft the Articles of Confederation.
5. _______________ wrote the Declaration of Independence and was the first Vice President in the history of the United States.
6. _______________ fought in the Revolutionary War, was then made the first Secretary of the Treasury, and secured the economy of the new nation.
7. _______________ was the first president under the Articles of Confederation, and thereby some argue that he was the first president of our nation, as opposed to George Washington.
8. _______________ presided over the Second Continental Congress, and his signature was the largest one of the Declaration of Independence.

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9. _______________ studied at the College of William and Mary, invested a large portion of his extensive wealth into the Revolutionary War, and was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.
10. _______________ Adams was chosen to negotiate the Treaty of Paris to end the Revolutionary War, and was the first Vice President of the United States.
11. _______________ wrote two pamphlets, titled Common Sense and The Crisis, both of which were very influential in terms of convincing colonists to start the Revolutionary War.
12. _______________ urged the idea that US Citizens should be citizens of the union, and not citizens of the individual states. He provided George Washington with legislative support and was one of the signers of the Articles of Confederation.
13. _______________ was a governor of Virginia during the Revolutionary War and fought for the Bill of Rights to be added to the Constitution. He is most famous for his speech in which he said, “Give me liberty, or give me death!”
14. _______________ signed the Constitution, represented Connecticut in the US Senate, and served as president of Columbia University.

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Adams, Braxton, Franklin, Hamilton, Hancock, Hanson, Henry, Jefferson, John, Johnson, Madison, Morris, Paine, Washington

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