Few, William, Jr. (1748–1828), a United States statesman and banker. He was a signer of the U.S. Constitution and a senator from Georgia, 1789–93, in the first U.S. Congress. Few was born near Baltimore, Maryland, and grew up in North Carolina. In 1776 he moved to Georgia. He was an officer in the militia and a delegate to the Continental Congress. Few moved to New York City in 1799 and later became involved in the banking.
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.
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.