How many founding fathers were slave owners?
It is said that 1/3 of the founding fathers were slave owners.
Most of the US's founding fathers were rather wealthy. They tended to be political figures and some had a military background. Many of the founding fathers in the South, like Washington and Jefferson were slave owners as well. Each of them were aware that their responsibilities were crucial as they were designing a new form of government.
Why were George Washington and Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson and James Madison the four founding fathers?
about 1/3 of them were slave owners including 2 out of the three writers: thomas Jefferson who owned over 150 slave. he gave them freedom at his death bed but sinse he was in such deep debt his estate was acquired so it is hard to tell how many were. Ben Franklin the second owned two house servants but he soon liberated that and became one of the fervid founding members of the Pennsylvania Abolition…
Two common features of the Founding Fathers were that they were white, and they were land owners. Among generalities, they were all by and large men of money and education, though most would not have been considered wealthy. Many of them were trained in the law. Another thing that they had in common was that all of them stood to be better off under a new Constitution rather than the existing Articles of Confederation.
How is secularism and revisionist history replacing your religious foundations and the intent of our Founding Fathers?
I would think it is mostly the other way around, except maybe historical revisionism, which both sides are guilty of. The intent of the founding Fathers was a secular republic as the Constitution makes clear to anyone not deluded. We have no religious foundations to this country and many, if not most of the founding Fathers were deists and far from religious.
No. You have to consider what the meaning of "founding fathers" are. Founding something requires laying fundamental building blocks. All of our founding fathers were not white, because many different people are responsible for the development of The United States. An example would be Greece. They qualify as a founding father for The United States. They were the first culture to install democracy into their culture after winner battles Salamis and Marathon. Our country used…
The founding fathers of the United States did not abolish slavery right away because it was something that they found useful. There were many slaves working in state houses in Pennsylvania at the time the Declaration of Independence was signed. Many families had slaves to do the cooking and cleaning in the northern states.
In the late 17th and early 18th Centuries, many younger* sons of English aristocrats specifically chose to leave England for Virginia in the Colonies. Many of the early Virginians who were plantation owners were such younger sons who had left England fortuneless due to primogeniture laws. These Founding Fathers of the United States of America were nearly universally descended from the landed gentry of England, with many being descended from English Kings of the late…