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A look at the daily routine of Alexander Hamilton, who loved coffee and worked for marathon stretches of time
Alexander Hamilton was a particularly productive Founding Father who accomplished much before losing his life in a 1804 duel with US vice president Aaron Burr. Some of his daily habits reveal insight on how he got it all done.
A look at the daily routine of Benjamin Franklin, who didn’t always follow his own ‘early to bed, early to rise’ advice
Benjamin Franklin recorded his standard daily routine in his autobiography. He divided his days into swarths of time where he could work, eat, and enjoy himself.
Many people incorrectly think that the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4 — here’s the REAL reason the US c...
Independence Day in the United States always falls on the Fourth of July. The holiday is meant to mark the day the 13 colonies declared independence from Britain in 1776.
A look at the daily routine of James Madison, who owned 4,000 books, was too embarrassed to be seen without a hat, and drank up to a pint of whiskey a...
James Madison served as the fourth president of the United States. Before that, he was widely considered the 'Father of the Constitution.' Let's take a look inside the daily routine and habits of the Founding Father.
Many American Revolutionaries were much younger than you might think when they declared independence from Britain
Some of America's Founding Father's were shockingly young when the colonies declared independence from Britain in 1776. James Monroe, for example, was still a teenager and Alexander Hamilton was only 21-years-old.
The Fourth of July is fast approaching, which means it's time to learn some strange fun facts about the people who helped establish the US. Turns out, the Founding Fathers weren't just lawyers and generals — there were some smugglers and spies in the mix, too.
From spending 7 years in prison to battling a yellow fever epidemic, here’s what the Founding Fathers were doing before their act of rebellion m...
Meet the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence.
I followed Benjamin Franklin’s daily schedule for a week, and the most rewarding part was also the most difficult
Every morning he would ask himself, "What good should I do this day?"