10 Little-known Facts About the Founding Fathers

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Author's Note: 10 Little-known Facts About the Founding Fathers

I'm embarrassed to say that before starting the article, I had no idea what exactly it took for one to get into the elite club of the Founding Fathers. A powdered wig and a signature on some important document? A military background during the Revolution and attendance at some boring meetings? Turns out that both the answer -- and those who we can safely call Founding People -- proved to be a lot more diverse, and interesting.

*Did you guess which document famously begins "We the people ... "? The answer, as you undoubtedly knew, is the Constitution.

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