Founding Fathers

plural noun

  1. the delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787.
  2. (often lowercase) any group of founders:

    the town's founding fathers.

Founding Fathers

  1. A general name for male American patriots during the Revolutionary War , especially the signers of the Declaration of Independence and those who drafted the Constitution . John Adams , Benjamin Franklin , Alexander Hamilton , Thomas Jefferson , James Madison , and George Washington were all Founding Fathers.

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Should old acquaintance be forgot, just remember a few of the resolutions the Founding Fathers (would have) made this year.

Thanks again to the Founding Fathers for the separation of powers!

I think it's time we ask ourselves if we still know the freedoms that were intended for us by the Founding Fathers.

As he did when he was a boy, he would repeat the lessons of the founding fathers and God the Father until he knew them.

The founding fathers were world-historical figures; so was Lincoln.

The bell tower that the founding fathers built and then didn't have enough money to buy bells for.

This administration has faith in State and local governments and the constitutional balance envisioned by the Founding Fathers.

How did the Founding Fathers exemplify the young nation's aspiration?


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