In 1772, Alexander Hamilton survived a hurricane in the Caribbean and wrote a letter about his ordeal. His vivid descriptions moved people to start a fund to move him to New York to get an education. He went on to become a Founding Father and greatly shaped our early nation.
American founding father Benjamin Franklin thought the bald eagle was lazy and cowardly, and preferred other animals such as the turkey and rattlesnake to represent the United States of America.
The bar tab of a 1787 farewell party for George Washington is still intact. “According to the bill… [The Founding Fathers] drank 54 bottles of Madeira, 60 bottles of claret, 8 of whiskey, 22 of porter, 8 of hard cider, 12 of beer, and 7 bowls of alcoholic punch”. The party had 55 attendees.
Two days before signing the constitution the founding fathers drank “54 bottles of Madeira, 60 bottles of claret, eight of whiskey, 22 of porter, eight of hard cider, 12 of beer and seven bowls of alcoholic punch.“