Since we cannot actually think for the Founding Fathers, we can probably interpret what they would think through the majority of events. Considering the socioeconomical and political devastation in America, I'm pretty sure the Founding Fathers would dislike the current situation. America was founded on the basis of life, liberty, and freedom. Modern America is comprised of racial indifference, labels, and overall inequality. Quite a disgusting shift from the initial plan.AnswerWhile I agree that modern America does have problems with the things listed above, I have to argue that the large majority of Americans have more freedom than at the time of the founding. When Jefferson spoke of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" he meant the life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness for white, landed, 21 year old males. Throughout the history of the United States, our idea of who these ideals apply to. First, in the Jacksonian era, the common man was uplifted. Then, with the Civil War, the 13th-15th Amendments, and the Civil Rights Movement, people fought for and eventually won their liberty. Meanwhile, women fought for their idependence and right to vote and finally gained it in the 1920s with the 19th Amendment. Now, 18 year olds, are able to participate in the government that many of them fight and die for. However, we aren't there yet. The 2nd paragraph of the Decleration of Independence tells us who we want to be, it is the goal. But it is and never has been a reality. I think that Langston Hughs says it best in his poem "Let America Be America Again" when he says "Let America be America again, the land that never has been yet."
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There is a difference between what being a "founding father" is, and being a framer of the constitution, as there were some of our founding fathers who were not at the Convention when the Constitution was formed.
The soldiers that fought in the war would be killed by being tarred and featherd. George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjarmin Franklin (our four founding fathers) would have been hanged.
Why did you choose to sign the Declaration of Independence? Why are only 4 Founding Fathers really remembered, even though there was 14? Why did you choose to make the Declaration of Independence? These are several question that I would like to ask them and find some really good answers. I would also ask to hear some really good stories about what it was like being the founding fathers it would be, to me very interesting. I love hearing about stories. I wonder if they gossiped in their time. I wonder if they ever thought that America would turn out like this. I wonder if they thought that kids like me would be learning about them and doing this report.
John Adams was one of the most influential founding fathers. George Washington, a founding father was one of the most unhappy at being involved, at all. He was most unhappy that a large part of the people wanted him to be king of America. Washington, appalled at the idea, pushed the name and position, "President", and of course, that turned out to be what was used. Jefferson, Franklin, Lee and others were very involved from the Declaration of Independence on. James Madison and his wife, Abby, were influential founding fathers (and mothers). Jlexander Hamilton, a great supporter of Washington, who later became Washington's vice president was a very influential and brilliant founding father.
I still think the revolution would have happened, our founding fathers were not just unhappy with taxation without representation but with being ruled by a country and king so far away, and that the resources collected here were used for the betterment of England not America.
Jackson reshaped the presidency by being the first president to declare the republic democratic which was exactly what the founding fathers were afraid of. He also was the first to declare he had a mandate from the people; as well as being a celebrity of the time.
There is no evidence to say that any of the Founding Fathers were Deists. They were strong believers in God as being the creator of this world, and once having created it he sent His son to give his saving message to all mankind. The Declaration of Independence came by way of inspiration from God.
They talked about taxes, and how they were being treated unfairly.
Sam Adams is famous for being one of the Founding Fathers in the U.S. He lived in Massachusetts and was instrumental in the American Revolution.
No they just helped to back up any wars being fought dealing with the sake of the united states.
At the time of the revolution, slavery was already being practised, and when the Founding Fathers declared that a man's property was sacred, they would have included slaves within their definition of property - as the Supreme Court ruled in 1857, when they judged that slavery was protected by the Constitution.
Technically, no. Lincoln was not a Founder. Rather, the Founding Fathers were those were present for the making of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, and those who shaped the country as it was being formed. Lincoln's legacy in history is as the Savior and Protector of the Union, but not as a Founding Father.
The Founding Fathers were a group of well-educated men who led America in the early stages of her history. These men risked their lives for the freedom of Americans. This began with achieving independence of the thirteen colonies from England, and continued with the formation of a government for the new nation once the Revolutionary War had been won.As for specific people, the 7 Founding Fathers included: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Madison, Alexandra Hamilton, John Hancock and Benjamin Franklin.If one considers any of the people who participated in the forming of this Republic or of evicting the King to be "Founding Fathers," then naturally the Framers of the Constitution are a subset of the Founders, since they gave us the format and structure for the Republic. Of course, the number who might be deemed Founding Fathers would be larger than the list of Framers, a case in point being Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, who were not present at the writing of the Constitution, but were surely Founding Fathers.Men that historians say were influential include:Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, John Hancock, Thomas Paine, Roger Sherman, John Jay, James Wilson, and Governor Morris. It would be impossible to construct a list which would be accepted by all historians.George Washington , Thomas Jefferson , Nathan Hale , Benjamin Franklin , Samuel Adams , John Adams
I think pistols were first invented in the early 1500's and improved big time by the 1800's and were used by all European troops...so i would believe that the fouding fathers...most of them being army generals themselves.
James Monroe was important for being the 5th President of the U.S. He was also one of the Founding Fathers and part of the Virginia Dynasty.
John Adams will be remembered for being one of the founding fathers, and realizing that George Washington could actually make a difference, and that is why he nominated him.
abuses Americans endured as a colony of Great Britain.
The Founding Fathers found them to be obvious as shown in History, ones that stood out for themselves, being prominently and inherently evident in and of themselves.
If by founding fathers you mean delegates to the Constitutional Convention then the answer is yes. there was a great deal of vigorous debate over what form the new government should take and everybody had to compromise on something. Ultimately only thirty nine of the delegates actually signed the Constitution. Michael Montagne
Since this question is being asked within the category called "Founding Fathers" it would stand to reason that Benjamin Franklin is the more popular person. Adele was not a Founding Father. History buffs would consider Ben Franklin the more popular individual, whilst Adele would perhaps be more popular among today's young music fans.
People were being influenced all the time back then ,but they were inspired because they did not like the British Parliment and needed to revolt against them to get what they deserved, their freedom.
the founding fathers decided flip a coin. Heads being Rhode Island and tails was cacapoopoopeepeeshire. According to the state today, the coin landed on heads