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The founding fathers were Christian land owners. Many owned slaves. They all strove for independence from a great empire, Great Britain, to form a more "democratic" nation. A nation where people voted for their representatives. With that being said, it can be seen that all the improvements they made or tried to make were for the benefit of White Christian people. The liberties they fought for were centered around their own group of citizens. Native Americans, slaves and Catholics were not part of the "revolution". This perhaps is an overstatement. However, with respect for the time in which they lived, their accomplishments, while not always "fair minded", were the best that could be had in comparison to the rest of the world. This is not an "excuse" passage, it's reality. No nation in the time of the founding fathers, were even close to the freedoms and opportunities they formed. The later advancements of the excluded peoples, were based on the works of the fathers, with the big exception of Native Americans.

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What did The founding fathers have against Britain?

The founding fathers revolted against the British because they were always all up in their grill.

Why did the founding fathers allow slavery to continue?

Many of the Founding Fathers had slaves and knew that way of life. Change is always hard to follow through when it affects you personally.

Why did the Founding Fathers leave out the word Christianity in all documents?

The Founding Fathers saw the United States as a free nation, where there would always be a separation of religion and state.

What American Founding Father designed the capitol building of the state of Virginia?

Thomas Jefferson designed the Virginian state capitol building. The South always remained tied to the Founding Fathers.

Can you always practice what you believe in?

You can always practice in what you believe in always?

What compromise made by the founding fathers left a terrible burden?

Compromises were made on both sides in order to ratify the Constitution. Because of these compromises, there are things that are not always black and white inside it.

When is a constitution considered a higher law?

The Constitution is considered to be the "supreme law of the land". Therfore it is the highest law, always. Our judges and justices interpret the law the way it was meant to be understood by our founding fathers.

Does the child always take the fathers blood type?

No, the child can be the fathers or the mothers blood type.

When is Fathers Day for each year during the next decade?

Fathers Day is always on the third Sunday in June. The date changes, but the day of the week is always the same. always in june

Is preached a verb?

Yes it is. It is the past tense and past participle of 'to preach.' It might also be used as an adjective (e.g. preached warnings do not always convince careless people).

How can you use the word we in a sentence?

(The word "we" is the 1st person plural pronoun, nominative case. The subjective is "us.")"We are always glad to help people with information.""Who are we to question the wisdom of the founding fathers?""The manager said that we were too late for the sale."

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How do you be good at math?

when u are always studying and keep on practicing yourselves to any exercises. always remember practice + practice + practice = perfect

Are the fathers genes always the dominant genes?

No - the father's genes are not always the dominant genes.

How is the date for Fathers Day decided?

Fathers Day is always the third Sunday in June. It has always been like that since when the holiday started what was life like when jesus was young

Why was Francis Marion a founding father?

Because he was really dumb but people felt bad for him and considered him a founding father since he was always around.

Does the mother of a child always have custody?

No. Some fathers have custody.

Can you watch the LA Kings practice?

Yes, they always have open practice.

Why is Father's Day in June?

Because the idea of Fathers Day,came in Spring. Fathers Day is not always in June.It can be in September too!

Why isn't the president just chosen by popular vote?

The Founding Fathers were afraid of "mobocracy" and were more conservative. They wanted to make sure that the majority of uneducated people wouldn't always necessarily rule. Even senators were originally elected by the House of Representatives in the early days.

When is practice spelled with a c?

Practice is always spelt with a C. hope this helps :)

What is gods fathers name?

God has no father he was always there and never born

How much government did the founding fathers want?

IDK, why dont you just check google. Google is way better than this piece of crap...well, its not really a piece of crap but a lot of people always answer mean things. in stead of answering the question the way its supposed ot be answered, people are always writing just dumb stuff!

Why were many states reluctant to agree to the new US Constitution after the American revolution?

It was always a matter of who had the reins of the nation in their hands, the big states or the little states. The concept of shared power for a common good was just a wee bit obscure even for America's great founding fathers.

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Although most of the Founding Fathers were natives of the thirteen colonies, eight of the delegates were born in a different country. Ireland is the homeland of Butler, Fitzsimons, McHenry, and Paterson. Davie and Robert Morris were born in England. Wilson was native of Scotland and Hamilton of the West Indies. Once reaching the United States, many men moved from state to state, reflecting the mobility that has always characterized American life. In fact, sixteen individuals had lived or worked in more than one state or colony. Several others had traveled or studied abroad. About half of the Founding Fathers had attended or graduated from college in British North American colonies or abroad. Some men even held advanced and honorary degrees. For the most part, the delegates were a well-educated group enjoying the mobility of America.