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This page contains interesting information about the founding fathers who were never elected as President of the United States but yet played very important roles in the creation of the country.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 to 1790)

Although Benjamin Franklin was never the President of the United States, he was the only one of our founding fathers to have signed all four of what might be the most important documents in the creation of the United States.

Those documents were the Declaration of Independence (of which he helped create), the Treaty of Alliance, Amity, and Commerce with France, the Treaty of Peace between England, France, and the United States, and the Constitution (of which he also helped create).


John Hancock (1737 to 1793) 

John Hancock may be best know for his larger than life signature on the Declaration of Independence. What many don't know is that he was the only one to sign the document on the day it was adopted, July 4, 1776. Indeed it was the only signature on the document until August 2 when the remaining delegates began signing.





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