Business Insider decided to look at how some of the Founding Fathers made their wealth for Independence Day. George Washington, who was the wealthiest president before President Donald Trump, inherited a lot of his wealth and owned a lot of land. Founding Father John Jay came from a wealthy family […]
Alexander Hamilton was the first Treasury Secretary of the US. He also spearheaded promoting the US Constitution and founded the national’s financial system, the US Coast Guard, and The New York Post. Take a look at some of the habits and strategies that helped Hamilton remain productive throughout his career. […]
What is Independence Day? Well, in the US, this holiday is a pretty big deal. The country’s Declaration of Independence wasn’t actually signed on July 4. Still, Fourth of July festivities mark the United States’ declaration of independence from Britain. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. In the US, […]
How old were the American Revolutionaries when the colonies declared independence from Britain in 1776? Some were older, like Thomas Jefferson who was 33, John Hancock who was 39, or Benjamin Franklin who was 70. Others were shockingly young – even teenagers. James Monroe, for example, was 18 and Alexander […]
Benjamin Franklin left behind detailed writings about his typical daily routine, including specific times for reading, working, and tidying up his residence. His schedule varied over the years – as did his commitment to some of his own popular aphorisms. According to his fellow Founding FatherJohn Adams, Franklin didn’t always […]
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