Who were the Founding Fathers of the United States

The United States of America is one of the oldest republics in the world. In this Buzzle article, we give you a list of the Founding Fathers of the United States.
Under the Articles of Confederation, the United States of America was formed on March 1, 1781, with John Hanson becoming the first President.

There is an ongoing debate on when the United States was founded. Many historians opine the United States of America was founded when Thomas Jefferson drafted and proclaimed the 'Declaration of Independence'. All the delegates who drafted and signed the declaration are known as the Founding Fathers.

On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colony states revolted against the British rule and declared independence. The American Revolutionary War, the culmination of the American Revolution, was fought against the British under the able leadership of George Washington.

Founding Fathers of United States

Here is the list of names who were the signatories of the Declaration of Independence.

Founding Fathers
John Adams
Samuel Adams
Josiah Bartlett
Carter Braxton
Charles Carroll
Samuel Chase
Abraham Clark
George Clymer
William Ellery
William Floyd
Benjamin Franklin
Elbridge Gerry
Button Gwinnett
Lyman Hall
John Hancock
Benjamin Harrison
John Hart
Joseph Hewes
Thomas Heyward, Jr.
William Hooper
Stephen Hopkins
Francis Hopkinson
Samuel Huntington
Thomas Jefferson
Francis Lightfoot Lee
Richard Henry Lee
Francis Lewis
Philip Livingston
Thomas Lynch, Jr.
Thomas McKean
Arthur Middleton
Lewis Morris
Robert Morris
John Morton
Thomas Nelson, Jr.
William Paca
Robert Treat Paine
John Penn
George Read
Caesar Rodney
George Ross
Benjamin Rush
Edward Rutledge
Roger Sherman
James Smith
Richard Stockton
Thomas Stone
George Taylor
Matthew Thornton
George Walton
William Whipple
William Williams
James Wilson
John Witherspoon
Oliver Wolcott
George Wythe
Charles Thomson

Delegates of the Constitutional Convention

Fifty-five delegates attended the Constitutional Convention Sessions, but only thirty-nine actually signed the Constitution. Here is the list of these delegates.

Delegates of the Convention
Richard Bassett
Gunning Bedford, Jr.
John Blair
William Blount
David Brearley
Jacob Broom
Pierce Butler
Daniel Carroll
George Clymer
Jonathan Dayton
John Dickinson
William Few
Thomas Fitzsimons
Benjamin Franklin
Nicholas Gilman
Nathaniel Gorham
Alexander Hamilton
Jared Ingersoll
Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer
William Samuel Johnson
Rufus King
John Langdon
William Livingston
James Madison
James McHenry
Thomas Mifflin
Gouverneur Morris
Robert Morris
William Paterson
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
Charles Pinckney
George Read
John Rutledge
Roger Sherman
Richard Dobbs Spaight
George Washington (President of the Convention)
Hugh Williamson
James Wilson
William Jackson

Though all the attendees of the convention did not sign on the declaration, they still will be considered as our founders, because they took part in gaining independence and creating the United States of America.
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