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This Day In Founding Fathers History – 10 June

This Day in Founding Fathers History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. On this day in 1752, Ben Franklin conducted an experiment which has grown into legend. Franklin hypothesized that lightning was a form of electricity. His method of proving this was originally church steeple but he then opted to go fly a kite.

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This Day In Founding Fathers History – 19 July

This Day In Founding Fathers History – 19 July In 1848 on this day, the Seneca Falls Convention began. This was the first women’s rights convention, conceived of and organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott. The two women had gone to London to attend the World Anti-Slavery Convention but were refused seats because they were female. The convention was called “to discuss the social, civil, and religious condition […]

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This Day In Founding Fathers History – 23 May

This Day In Founding Fathers History – 23 May In 1788 on this day, South Carolina ratified the U.S. Constitution, becoming the eighth state to join the Union. 1 In 1774, in defiance of British Parliament’s closing of the port of Boston, the citizens of Chestertown, Maryland convened a meeting and constructed a resolution which forbade importing, selling, or consuming tea in Chestertown. Legend has it that the citizens gathered […]

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