REFERENCE –Founders Profiles

Dickinson College students study the Founders with great care, because the college itself was part of the American Revolutionary era, established as a school in 1773 and first chartered as a college in 1783.  The guiding spirit of the institution was Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration.  And, of course, John Dickinson, the college’s namesake, was a (somewhat reluctant) signer of the Declaration and an important framer of the US Constitution.   Students in History 117 (US To 1877) have been busy crafting profiles on a wide range of broadly defined “Founders.”   Here is a growing list of some of the best of the short profiles which they have created :

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