Lives of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence (Illustrated) - Charles Augustus Goodrich & Thomas W. Lewis

Lives of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence (Illustrated)

By Charles Augustus Goodrich & Thomas W. Lewis

  • Release Date: 2018-10-02
  • Genre: United States

Description

One of the most important books in American History! Who were the bold and courageous men that risked their lives for the glory of American independence? Which one was killed in an old fashioned dual? Who was the signer poisoned to death?

This book is filled with historical gems, such as:

-Why and how the Declaration of Independence was written?

-Biographies of fifty-six signers including Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Samuel Adams

-Why did they risk their lives, families, and possessions for the sake of independence?

-Who was the signer nicknamed the ’Father of American Medicine? 

-Why was there an impeachment trial for a signer and what was his response?

-Who were the two signer’s that died on the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence

-General George Washington before he was President

-Who was the signer who used Peruvian bark to treat distemper, and cider to cure patients?

Discover which signer narrowly escaped death by a tomahawk and another who stood next to a man who was dead . . .and still another famous man who conducted a crazy experiment to see if his own mother would recognize him while he lodged in her home!

Bonus - 80 rare, historical photos! “Compelling history that should be required reading for everyone!”

Table of Contents:

Preface

Introduction - Summary of Events Which Led to the Declaration of Independence

The Massachusetts Delegation

John Hancock

Samuel Adams

John Adams

Robert Treat Paine

Elbridge Gerry

The New Hampshire Delegation

Josiah Bartlett

William Whipple

Matthew Thornton

The Rhode Island Delegation

Stephen Hopkins

William Ellery

The Connecticut Delegation

Roger Sherman

Samuel Huntington

William Williams

Oliver Wolcott

The New York Delegation

William Floyd

Philip Livingston

Francis Lewis

Lewis Morris

Henry Misner

The New Jersey Delegation

Richard Stockton

John Witherspoon

Francis Hopkinson

John Hart

Abraham Clark

The Pennsylvania Delegation

Robert Morris

Benjamin Rush

Benjamin Franklin

John Morton

George Clymer

James Smith

George Taylor

James Wilson

George Ross

The Delaware Delegation

Caesar Rodney

George Read

Thomas McKean

The Maryland Delegation

Samuel Chase

William Paca

Thomas Stone

Charles Carroll

The Virginia Delegation

George Wythe

Richard Henry Lee

Thomas Jefferson

Benjamin Harrison

Thomas Nelson, Jr.

Francis Lightfoot Lee

Carter Braxton

The North Carolina Delegation

William Hooper

Joseph Hewes

John Penn

The South Carolina Delegation

Edward Rutledge

Thomas Heyward

Thomas Lynch, Jr.

Arthur Middleton

The Georgia Delegation

Button Gwinnett

Lyman Hall

George Walton

NOTES

BIOGRAPHY

INDEX

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