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How many founding fathers were slave owners?


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2009-07-07 02:22:37
2009-07-07 02:22:37

It is said that 1/3 of the founding fathers were slave owners.


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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.

There were 74 delegates/founding fathers at the constitutional convention

Yes, Virginia was a slave state. Many of the Founding Fathers, or the Virginia Dynasty (Washington, Jefferson, Monroe etc.) employed slaves to work their crops.

The founding fathers believed in liberty for all, yet many "owned" slaves.

He was one of the founding fathers, meaning he was one of the many who founded the united states.

Zero. Some of the founding fathers may have studied Hebrew in college, but none were able to speak it.

Were'nt many of them jews The majority of the founding fathers were not Christian. Many were Deists, the remainder were Agnostic, Atheistic, or Freemason. They were not Jewish.

about 90%-95% were slave owners living in the south

They didn't create Freemasonry. However, many of the founding fathers were Freemasons. Freemasons date well before the United States.

In the South, it was estimated that 350,000 slave owners held a significant number of slaves.

Membership in the Society of Freemasons was very common about the time of the Revolution and among America's forefathers/founding fathers. Masons

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.

They are Founding Fathers because they played an important part in the founding of the Unites States. However, they are not the only people considered Founding Fathers. There were a great many and any attempt to make a list would surely miss some.

A slave owner can have as many slaves as they can afford to buy and support.

More than a few of the founding fathers were masons or woodmen of the world. Experts believe that up to 15 of the signers of the Constitution were masons.

The Founding Fathers were not paid for their efforts, and in fact, many pledged their fortunes to help fund the revolution. After the war, the country itself was in significant debt as well.

There were 55 men who took part in writing the constitution.

There were 55 men who took part in writing the constitution.

There were 55 men who took part in the constitutional convention.

He influenced many of the founding brothers saying life liberty and property.. Particularly Jefferson.

so that they can help them in manual work

not to sure but there were more than 14 of them.. i think it is 55 if not more.

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