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Benjamin Franklin, “The first american”


January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790, noted polymath, leading author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist,inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat.

“The most accomplished american of his ageandthe most influential in inventing the type of society America would become.” Walter Isaacson, presidentof CNN and Time.

George Washington, “The father of his country”
February 22, 1732 - December 14, 1799, dominant military and political leader of the new United States of America from 1775to 1797, first President of the United States (1789–1797),[
“First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.” Henry “Light-Horse Harry” Lee, military officer under GeorgeWashington Presidence.

John Adams
October 30, 1735 – July 4, 1826, American statesman, diplomat and political theorist, second President of the United States (1797–1801)
"People and nationsare forged in the fires of adversity", John Adams
“Learned and thoughtful, John Adams was more remarkable as a political philosopher than as a politician”, Barack Obama
Thomas Jefferson
April13, 1743 – July 4, 1826, third President of the United States (1801–1809), principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), one of the most influential Founding Fathers
"I think this isthe most extraordinary collection of talent and of human knowledge that has ever been gathered together at the White House – with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone", PresidentJohn F. Kennedy, when he welcomed 49 Nobel Prize winners to the White House in 1962.

John Jay

(1745 – 1829) 1st U.S. Chief Justice, 2nd Governor of New York, 2nd U.S. Secretary ofForeign Affairs, Co-author of The Federalist Papers, Founding Father

James Madison, "The father of the Constitution"
March 16, 1751 – June 28, 1836, was a politician and political philosopher...