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Roger Sherman – Who?

American Minute with Bill Federer He was the only person to sign all four of America's founding documents: -Articles of Association-1774, -Declaration of Independence-1776, -Articles of Confederation-1777, -U.S. Constitution-1787. Who...

Roger Sherman, never heard of him…

American Minute with Bill Federer He was the only person to sign all four of what are considered America's founding documents: -Articles of Association, 1774; -Declaration of...

Roger Sherman died JULY 23, 1793

American Minute with Bill Federer He was the only person to sign all four of America's founding documents: Articles of Association-1774, Declaration of Independence-1776, Articles of Confederation-1777, U.S. Constitution-1787. Who...

Roger Sherman Less Known Founding Father

American Minute with Bill Federer   He was the only person to sign all four of America's founding documents: Articles of Association-1774, Declaration of Independence-1776, Articles of Confederation-1777, U.S. Constitution-1787. Who...

Roger Sherman and the Constitutional Convention

American Minute with Bill Federer He was the only person to sign all four of America's founding documents: Articles of Association-1774, Declaration of Independence-1776, Articles of Confederation-1777, U.S. Constitution-1787. Who...

Roger Sherman: Founder Who Signed all Four Founding Documents

American Minute with Bill Federer He was the only person to sign all four of America's founding documents: Articles of Association-1774, ...

Founders on the Need for a Vigorous but Limited Executive

Liberty Letters, Constitutional Convention of 1787 On June 1, 1787 in the early days of the Constitutional Convention the Founders entered upon a discussion of...

He Ever Adorned the Profession of Christianity

"He ever adorned the profession of Christianity which he made in youth and...died in the prospect of a blessed immortality. - Inscription on the tomb of American Founder, Roger Sherman

Madison’s Notes — Federal Convention of 1787 — July 14

The day's debate focused mostly on equality of votes in the Senate as a check in favor of the small states and state rights in general. Strong arguments made for and against. The best question of the day came from Oliver Ellsworth who asked two questions one of Mr. Wilson, whether he had ever seen a good measure fail in Congress for want of a majority of States in its favor? He had himself never known such an instance: the other of Mr. Madison whether a negative lodged with the majority of the States even the smallest, could be more dangerous than the qualified negative proposed to be lodged in a single Executive Magistrate, who must be taken from some one State? - Steve Farrell

Madison's Notes — Federal Convention of 1787 — July 14

The day's debate focused mostly on equality of votes in the Senate as a check in favor of the small states and state rights in general. Strong arguments made for and against. The best question of the day came from Oliver Ellsworth who asked two questions one of Mr. Wilson, whether he had ever seen a good measure fail in Congress for want of a majority of States in its favor? He had himself never known such an instance: the other of Mr. Madison whether a negative lodged with the majority of the States even the smallest, could be more dangerous than the qualified negative proposed to be lodged in a single Executive Magistrate, who must be taken from some one State? - Steve Farrell

Madison’s Notes — The Federal Convention of 1787 — June 20

Col. Mason noted that in certain crisis ordinary cautions yield to public necessity - however, he asked: "Is it to be thought that the people of America, so watchful over their interests; so jealous of their liberties, will give up their all, will surrender both the sword and the purse, to the same body, and that too not chosen immediately by themselves? They never will. They never ought."

Madison's Notes — The Federal Convention of 1787 — June 20

Col. Mason noted that in certain crisis ordinary cautions yield to public necessity - however, he asked: "Is it to be thought that the people of America, so watchful over their interests; so jealous of their liberties, will give up their all, will surrender both the sword and the purse, to the same body, and that too not chosen immediately by themselves? They never will. They never ought."

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