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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After the settlement agreement was announced, Gary McCaleb, senior counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund, a Religious Right legal group that had backed the display, groused to the media, "This lawsuit never would have seen the light of day if the First Amendment was applied today as it was intended to be by our Founding Fathers.
The Founding Fathers were acutely aware of the example of King James II, whose practice of suspending or dispensing with laws he believed encroached on royal prerogatives eventually occasioned his overthrow in the Glorious Revolution of 1688.
Congressional control over the jurisdiction of the courts is one of the least understood and least used of the checks and balances of power between the three branches of government which the Founding Fathers built into the Constitution.
After living under British rule, says Saul Cornell, a Professor of History at Ohio State University, the Founding Fathers thought that a citizen militia was the only defense possible in a truly free country.
The Founding Fathers, of course, could not have envisioned every possible development in modern American life.
Carroll's personal relationships with many of the Founding Fathers and his genuine regard for their vision of separation of church and state got American Catholicism off to a great start.
Now I can truly appreciate all the debate and headaches the Founding Fathers had to go through, and the sacrifice so many soldiers gave to make America great and so different from other countries,'' Deysy said.
Beginning with the accomplishments of the founding fathers of the field--Niels Bohr, Erwin Schrodinger, Werner Heisenberg--he explains the intrinsically probabilistic nature of quantum mechanics, explores the strictly identical nature of quantum particles, and tells how such particles can move through barriers and in regions of space forbidden by classical mechanics.
I would not choose the Founding Fathers to represent it.
Cambridge, Ontario, who both were founding fathers of the CFA and past presidents.
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.
27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Governor Mike Huckabee, renowned author, politician, and one of the most admired and recognized voices in America, has joined forces with The Franklin Mint to commemorate the Founding Fathers of America.
Offering a glimpse into colonial life through the dwellings of the founding fathers, this beautifully illustrated, oversize volume (11.