Govner morris
Updated: 12/19/2019
Govner morris
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  • People might say im to young to be a lawyer but I like it.
  • EARLY LIFE
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  • significant role in building america
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  • Role in the revolutionary war
  • He served as a lieutenant colonel in the New York state militia.
  • He was admitted to the bar when he was 19.He was a diplomat, and financial expert who helped plan the U.S. decimal coinage system.
  • -He graduated from King’s College (later Columbia University) in 1768, studied law.An extreme conservative in his political views, he distrusted the democratic tendencies of colonists who wanted to break with England, but his belief in independence led him to join their ranks-He led a successful fight to include a provision for religious toleration in the first state constitution.
  • During the Constitutional Convention (1787), Morris advocated a strong central government, with life tenure for the president and presidential appointment of senators. As a member of the Committee of Style, he was largely responsible for the final wording of the Constitution.-From 1810 he was chairman of the commission in charge of the construction of the Erie Canal.
  • He proposed the decimal coinage system that, with some modifications by Thomas Jefferson, forms the basis of the present U.S. monetary system.
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  • Morris was appointed a minister to France in 1792-His hostility led the French Revolutionary government to request his recall in 1794.-He allied himself with the extreme Federalists, who hoped to create a northern confederation during the War of 1812-From 1810 he was chairman of the commission in charge of the construction of the Erie Canal.
  • He served in the New York Provincial Congress (1775–77), where he led a successful fight to include a provision for religious toleration in the first state constitution.
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