Founding Father

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a member of the Constitutional Convention that drafted the United States Constitution in 1787

a person who founds or establishes some institution

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A special ceremony was held at Wembley Stadium for relatives of the eight Founding Fathers of football who formed the FA and a Blue Plaque was unveiled to pay tribute to them and their work.
Franklin is a perfect case study because he is often paraded as one of the least racist of the Founding Fathers.
While our third president was a person of exulted ruminations about the republic he and his colleagues were creating, he joins other founding fathers in their general distrust and antipathy for those who were non-European--for those who didn't fit their paradigm of a person who deserved liberty and justice.
As a citizen of the United States working within the parameters of American democracy, Du Bois repeatedly took to task the "sons" of the Founding Fathers for disregarding the originary documents of the Republic.
Reinvention takes new founding fathers using empowerment.
It is important to recognize the many ways, not just politically but philosophically, our Founding Fathers set our country on a course towards success," said SCORE's Director of Marketing and Communications, Bridget Weston Pollack.
It starts with the founding fathers in the article "Slavery, the Constitution, and the Founding Fathers: The African American Vision" by Mary Frances Berry.
He is, perhaps, the most illustrious of our founding fathers.
Additionally, the set includes stories and statistics on each Founding Father as well as a Certificate of Authenticity and a personal note from Governor Huckabee.
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If these scholars dug deeper into their history, particularly slavery, I'm sure they'll find that Thomas Jefferson probably wasn't the only founding father of this country who had slaves and fathered children from them.
What: Documentary miniseries on the funniest Founding Father.
America's Founding Father and third president, Thomas Jefferson - who wrote the Declaration of Independence - wrote in an 1802 letter to the Danbury Baptist Association: ``I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between church and State.
Psychology professor Stanley Finger extends his repertoire of books on the history of medicine with Doctor Franklin's Medicine, an intriguing look at founding father Benjamin Franklin's contributions to the field of medicine.