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Founding Fathers



  • A Stolen Letter Written by Alexander Hamilton in 1780 Resurfaces

    The three-paragraph letter — now valued between $25,000 and $35,000, according to the Virginia auction house — warned Lafayette, the French general who commanded troops in several Revolutionary War battles, of pending danger from the British.


  • George Mason: Lost Founder

    by William G. Hyland Jr.

    Why George Mason rightly deserves to be considered one of the fathers of our national government. 


  • James Madison Responds to Sean Wilentz

    by Alan Singer

    The Electoral College may not have been expressly designed only to protect African slavery, but based on Madison’s notes, it was the mode most preferred by pro-slavery forces.