Key Leaders of the Constitution

Key Leaders of the Constitution
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  • Hello, my name is Roger Sherman. I am a federalist. I signed and ratified the U.S. Constitution, signed the Articles of Confederation, signed the Declaration of Independence, and I attended the ratification convention in 1790. 
  • Hey there, my name is Alexander Hamilton. I am a federalist. I'm one of the Founding Fathers, an american statesman, an influential interpreter, promoter of the Constitution, and the principal author of the Federalist Papers. 
  • Hi, my name is George Washington and I am a federalist. I am elected president of the Constitutional Convention. I believe in the ratification of the United States Constitution. I am the general that led Patriot forces to victory over the British. 
  • Hello there, my name is James Madison. I am a federalist. The other 56 delegates and I attended the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in May 1787, we intended to amend the Articles of Confederation. But, we ended up creating a new constitution, and I represented Virginia. 
  • Hello, my name is Benjamin Franklin, I am a federalist. During the American Revolution, I served in the Second Continental Congress and helped draft the Declaration of Independence in 1776. In 1787, in my final significant act of public service, I was a delegate to the convention that produced the U.S. Constitution.
  • Hi! my name is Patrick Henry. I served as Virginia's first governor and sixth governor. In the aftermath of the Revolutionary War, I became an outspoken Anti-Federalist. Other Anti-Federalists and I opposed the ratification of the 1787 United States Constitution, which created a strong federal government.
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