Carroll, Daniel (1730–1796), an American Revolutionary patriot. He was one of the signers of the United States Constitution. From 1781 to 1784 he was a delegate to the Continental Congress. He was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in 1787, and was a senator from Maryland to the First Congress of the United States (1789–91). Carroll was born in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. His brother was John Carroll; Charles Carroll was his cousin.
President Jefferson sent a couple of his representatives over to France to buy the city of New Orleans. What he got was the Louisiana Purchase, a patch of land that nearly doubled the size of the young nation.
In the dark of night on Dec. 16, 1773, residents of Boston poured more than 90,000 pounds of tea into the harbor. But they weren't trying to set a world record for the most cups of tea made at one time. They were protesting the British government.