Founding Fathers?


Thinking more, I would agree it’s much more a vague answer. So many figures contributed consistently and in so many ways that it might be paralleled to sports teams today, where one figure like a quarterback gets the glory yet so many from the team contribute. Could international personalities be included? Coming to mind are Lafayatte and Von Steuben.

Maybe it’s more an entire generation we can claim that can define the FFs, with some figures just having more exposure than others. And dare I suggest, we include the Founding Mothers? Martha Washington, Dolly Madison, etc.

And Robert, I would agree on folks like Wilson (an original supreme court justice) and Morris (all that he did) get often overlooked. It seems a bit of the case of those remember most what was remembered last, and their earlier contributions get overshadowed.