What is meant by "the Founding Fathers were men of their time"
none of the founding fathers were republican in the modern sense of the term. there was no republican party as we know it at that time.
Membership in the Society of Freemasons was very common about the time of the Revolution and among America's forefathers/founding fathers. Masons
Their people started to call them the Founding Fathers because they helped progress America. They were, at the time, the country's leaders and the people thought they should be reconized as such.
The Founding Fathers helped out around the time of Boston Massacre in March of 1770 Holy christ. Are you serious!?! The Founding Fathers "helped out" around the time of the Boston Massacre!?!?! This has to be the most useless website in the history of the internet if answers such as this are allowed to be posted. My high school Social Studies teacher would have thrown his eraser at me if that was the answer I gave him. Just go to the real Wikipeadia and look up "Founding Fathers".
America's founding fathers wanted a country that was prosperous, safe, and free. They did not want a king or emperor. They wanted (most of them, anyway) freedom from a government-sponsored religion as England and France had at that time. They wanted a system where the common people had some ability to say and do and live as they wanted.
Interesting facts about founding fathers: Ben Franklin was not president, even though he is on the $100 bill. Also, he, like most people in his time, though fresh, nighttime air was bad. I don't know why.
Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. They were both abroad in Europe at the time.
Yes, the US IS what the people make of it, that is the whole point, the founding fathers intended to create a system sufficiently stable, yet surprisingly flexible fully understanding that time brings change.
The Founding Fathers favored "capitalism" in that they disliked and fought against the British Empire enforcing strict taxation of and control over American products and trade. At the time of the Revolution, of course, there was not the prevalence of huge corporations, global financial institutions and large scale investment. However, the Founding Fathers, favored merchants, farmers and anyone else who worked for their own profit.
Actually, there are quite a number of men who could be considered founding fathers who were not delegates to the convention. You are probably thinking though, of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson who were serving as as U.S. ministers to England and France respectively at the time.
No. Everyone who signed the Declaration is a founding father, but not all founding fathers were members of the continental congress at that time. Take George Washington for instance. Quite obviously he is a founding father but by the time independence was declared he had already been appointed to command the Continental Army and was off doing so. George Washington himself did not sign the Declaration of Independence. He was away at war. Most of the others did.
The founding fathers wanted to allow the governent to change over time.
preserve unalienable rights. It ain't perfect but with time our descendants have the choice to make it better.
The founding fathers did not propose the 27th amendment. They were dead by that time. I found out from my teacher that it was a trick questions.
What musical time period did Mozart live in.
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.
Many of the founding fathers did believe in a higher power.A prominent belief amongst learned men in the Enlightenment Age was Deism. The belief in a higher power that has no say or interaction man's behavior beyond the extent of the creation of humans in the beginning of time.
I presume you mean the founding fathers? At that time there wasn't really the concept of agnostic - that was coined around 100 years after 1776. The religious beliefs of the founding fathers is interpreted from their writings; based on that Franklin was probably "agnostic" or atheist, George Washington may also have been agnostic.
The founding fathers wanted to secure Anti-federalist support for the new Constitution (Bill of Rights) They also knew that a rigid Constitution wouldn't be able to stand the test of time like a more flexible one that allowed Amendments.
Our founding fathers knew that the Constitution they created was not perfect, and that through time, might be changed for the better, or to accustom future generations.
Herbert George Wells- also known as H.G. Wells. One of the founding fathers of Science fiction.
Jane Randolph had ten kids including Thomas Jefferson, who came to be one of the founding fathers