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Bassett, Blair, Blount, Butler, Carroll, Jenifer, Jefferson, Mason, Charles Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, Rutledge, Spaight, and Washington and Madison. Ben Franklin owned a few but freed them and then started the Philadelphia Anti Slavery Society. Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, John Adams, Sam Adams and Thomas Paine did not own slaves and several of them were abolitionists, a few creating a school for black freedmen in New York. Washington also freed his slaves upon his death, however, over half of Washington's slaves were dowry slaves from his wife's first marriage and could not be freed by his will. They were not freed upon his death and Martha never freed them. This was quite devastating to the over 300 slaves on the Washington plantation because it tore apart many families, as freed blacks and slaves were not allowed to live together and as more and more of them were split amongst Martha's children and grandchildren.
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It is really not a question of justification, as slavery was not illegal. Perhaps the question should have been asked in moral terms rather than legalities.
Answer Thomas Jefferson, for one.
Answer Probably James Madison, who was a bachelor until he was in his forties, when he married Dolley Payne Todd. As the eldest of ten children he inherited a lar…ge estate called Montpelier, located in Virginia.
All of them.
List: - John Adams - Sam Adams - Alexander Hamilton - Thomas Paine
John Adams, his second cousin Samuel Adams, Alexander Hamilton, and Thomas Paine were the only men who are traditionally known as founding fathers who did not own slaves. Ben…jamin Franklin was indeed a founder of the Abolitionist Society, but he owned two slaves, named King and George. Franklin's newspaper, the Pennsylvania Gazette routinely ran ads for sale or purchase of slaves. Patrick Henry is another founding father who owned slaves, although his speeches would make one think otherwise. Despite his "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech, he had up to 70 slaves at a time, apologizing a few times along the way, saying he knew it was wrong, that he was accountable to his God, and citing the "general inconvenience of living without them."
the founding fathers werent just for or againt the slave trade,some were undecided.
It is said that 1/3 of the founding fathers were slave owners.
Benjamin Franklin helped start the first Abolitionist society in the United States, and always opposed slavery.
It seems clear at this point that Thomas Jefferson had one or more children by one of his slaves. But, there's no way to clearly confirm this through genetic tracking, which… has to be achieve through the male genome. Further complicating this, as Jefferson had no other children, comparison samples cannot be taken. The closest sampling is through the descendants of his brother, but this must include the possibility that the genetic line came from the brother, or another branch of the family.
There's strong evidence that Thomas Jefferson fathered one or more children by Sally Hemmings, one of his slaves.
the founding fathers were against slave trade because they wanted America to be a free country and and for people to have rights no matter what color there skin is and what is… a free world with slavery(a third world country)
John Adams, Samuel Adams, Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Paine