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Elbridge Gerry school
When I was 14 years old I got accepted into harvard college and graduated when I was 18.
Elbridge Gerry Job
After graduating from college I entered my father’s merchant business.
I later became one of the wealthiest men.
The major role
I played a major role!
Shortly before turning 14 he was accepted into Harvard College. By the age of 18, he received a bachelor's degree and by 21 had a masters degree.
Declaration of Independence
I signed the declaration of independence.
After graduating from college he entered his father’s merchant business. By the time of the American Revolution, Gerry was one of the wealthiest men in New England.
What he achieved
As one of the town's leading merchants and Patriots, Elbridge Gerry played a major role. A temporary lessening in the threat of war with Britain.
What he did
I fought for your independence.
Elbridge Gerry, signer of the American Declaration of Independence and fifth vice president of the United States
He continually worked to protect the liberties of the people and the rights of the states. Avoiding political party affiliation, he preached the politics of conciliation and republicanism.
Elbridge Gerry was a merchant from Massachusetts who joined the fight for independence by providing supplies to the Continental army and attending the Second Continental Congress.
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