Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Why We Have a President Instead of a King

Which of our six founding fathers was a president of the United States? Was it:

  • George Washington
  • James Madison
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • John Adams
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Alexander Hamilton

Actually, the first four were all presidents. Benjamin Franklin became Minister to France and Alexander Hamilton became Treasury Secretary.
These remarkable people were also among the framers of our Constitution, considered by some to be the most important legal document ever created.
Observe Constitution Day (September 17)!  Take a look at the original and review its remarkable declarations by going to the U.S. archive of documents.