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John Hancock was an American founding father who was President of the Continental Congress before the Americna Revolution. His signature on the Declaration of Independence was the largest; that made his name an idiom for signature.
Why did John Hancock have the largest signature on the Declaration of Independence?
John Hancock's signature is the largest because he was the first to sign it. ...
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What is the name of the marble building located at 200 E Randolph St in Chicago?
This is the Aon Center, formerly the Amoco Building, and originally the Standard Oil Building. It's actually now faced with granite, since the original marble cladding began coming away from the structure. The entire tower was reclad a few years back. According to a docent at the Chicago Architectural foundation, marble was well known not to withstand the extremes of Chicago temperatures. However, the wife of the company president thought that marble would be pretty, so marble it was. Regardless, the building is...
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How is the John Hancock Building famous?
The John Hancock Center at 875 N. Michigan Ave. in Chicago, Illinois, is a 100-story, 1,127-foot (344 m) tall skyscraper designed by structural engineer Fazlur Khan of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. When completed in 1969, it was the tallest building in the world outside New York City. One of the most famous buildings of the structural expressionist style, the skyscraper's distinctive X-bracing exterior is actually a hint that the structure's skin is indeed part of its 'tubular system'. In Chicago, one of the...
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Did John Hancock have kids with Dorothy Quincy Hancock?
Yes. They had a daughter named Lydia Henchman Hancock and a son named John George Washington Hancock. 1But neither of whom survived to adulthood. * Lydia Hancock (Oct 1776-Aug 1777); died at the age of about ten months. * John George Washington Hancock (21 May 1778-27 January 1787); died at the age of eight years. (1 taken from Wikipedia - John Hancock http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hancock) ...
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Why John Hancock write his signature so big on the Declaration of Independence?
He signed as a statement to the King. He has an exact quote that I don't know but paraphrased: I want to be the first name he sentences to death. He basically did it because he wanted to show that he had no fear or regret for his actions. If he was going to be executed it was for standing up for the entire "American" population. ...
What part did John Hancock play in the Declaration of Independence?
John Hancock was President of the Second Continental Congress from May 24th, 1775 until October 19, 1777. He presided over the debates on Independence. His wealth very much aided the cause and fed many families through rough times during the Revolutionary War. On July 4th, 1776 he was the first delegate to sign the Declaration of Independenc. He signed his name so large and boldly "so that King George III can read it without his glasses." Today, his name is often used...
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How and what did John Hancock contribute to the American Revolution?
He was an early leader of the Patriots, helping organize the Sons of Liberty and protests against British policies. he became president of the second Continental Congress and helped sway the other delegates to support independence. he was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence. Michael Montagne he also contibuted by helping pay in the revolution for certain expences because he had quite an anount of money... And he signed the declaration if independence first. He also signed it really big so that...
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What part did John Hancock have in writing the Constitution?
None, he was not a delegate to the convention. He did however, preide over the Massachusets state ratifying convention. Micheal Montage He just signed it really big so that the king could see it without his glasses. Doug McClanahan John Hancock loved to write his signature so he wrote it big so the king could see it without his spectacles ...