Colorful and forgotten founding fathers





- There were 56 men who put quill to parchment during the Summer of Independence in 1776.

On July 2, the Continental Congress voted to declare American independence.

On July 4, Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence.

But it wasn't until August 2 that the delegates began to sign the official, inscribed document.

Most of the signers would be unrecognized today, even if they turned up on the TV show "Dancing with the Stars."

In their time, they were colorful men, prominent patriots and leaders of their colonies. So let us reacquaint ourselves with five of these forgotten Founding Fathers.


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