The Continental Congress apppointed The Committee of Five to draft a Resolution of Independence. The five members were Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, Robert Livingston, and John Adams
Thomas Jefferson is a founding father of American and who wrote the Declaration of Independence. He was the second vice president under John Adams but would became the third president of the United States.
In Thomas Jefferson dispatched Lewis and Clark to find a water route to explore North America. Without Sacagawea they wouldn't of had a successful expedition. 178 new plants and over 100 new animals discovered along the expedition.
“His Excel: G: Washington Esq. Late commander in chief of the armies of the U. of America & president of the Convention of by Charles Willson Peale, (Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division)
George Read ~ He could be considered the father of the State of Delaware, for he was the author of her first Constitution in 1776, and of the first edition of her laws. When the Congress voted on American Independence on July 2, 1776, Read surprised many by voting against it. This meant Caesar Rodney had to ride overnight to Philadelphia to break the deadlock in Delaware’s delegation in favor of independence. Click to discover more....