Founding Fathers Research Paper

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Our founding fathers led wonderful and interesting lives, and they also did so much for our country. Though our founding fathers were political geniuses, there personal lives were truly crazy. The fathers of our country are the people who built our country from the ground up, helping to create one of the greatest countries in the world. George Washington led the thirteen colonies to beat Great Britain in the Revolutionary War, and later moved on to become the first president of our country. He was the only president to be unanimously elected into office. Since he was such an important and respected leader in the Revolutionary War, Congress wanted him to continue to lead the people of the newly born country. He was the only president to not represent a political party, because when he first became president, there were not any parties yet. His inauguration speech was the shortest one ever, at 133 words and less than two minutes. Washington was not drawn to the role of president, and spectators noted that he seemed quite uncomfortable speaking in front of a …show more content…
He wrote 29 of the 85 Federalist Papers with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay. These papers supported the ratification of the Constitution. Madison also wrote the Bill of Rights, because he believed that the country needed a set of rules to protect the rights of citizens. Madison was also the first graduate of Princeton, where he finished a four year plan in two years. His most well known feat was being the fourth president, following Thomas Jefferson as another Democratic-Republican. He won his race in a landslide. While he was president, the War of 1812 broke out between Great Britain and the United States. It ended with a treaty between the two countries in 1815. James Madison served two terms as president and later died on June 28, 1836 as the last signer of the