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Founding Fathers Yearbook
Your first major grade assignment will be to analyze the contributions of the political philosophies of the
Founding Fathers on the development of the U.S. Government. To accomplish this, you will put together
a Founding Fathers yearbook. For each Founding Father, you will need to include the following
Name (2 pts)
Portrait (2 pts)
Years lived (2 pts)
Quote (2 pts)
Profession (2 pts)
At least 3 Notable Accomplishments (3 pts)
Most likely to… (2 pts)
This is an individual project. Each person is expected to choose 4 founding fathers from the attached list
and research them. Once you have completed your research, you will begin to design your yearbook. You
will need to devote a whole page to each Founding Father and design a creative cover. Make sure to
include a table of contents. You will also need to correctly cite all of your research sources and include it
at the end of your yearbook. Here is how you will be graded:
Creative cover
10 points
Sources cited correctly
10 points
Table of Contents
10 points
Professional Design
10 points
Founding Father pages
60 points (15 pts per page)
Total points possible
100 points
Some friendly reminders as you work on your project:
Your completed yearbook will be due on __________________ for a MAJOR grade!
Do not hesitate to see me if you have any questions or need assistance with this project.
Remember, this is a major grade and the finished project should reflect major grade effort.
If you need to use the library computers to work on this assignment, make sure you take
this handout to show the librarians.
 is a helpful site for citing sources
 Take your academic integrity seriously! There are plenty of Founding Fathers to choose
from. I do not want to see any identical projects!
Founding Fathers List
Signers of the Constitution
William Samuel Johnson
Mike Adams
Gunning Bedford, Jr.
John Dickinson
Richard Bassett
Jacob Broom
William Few
Abraham Baldwin
James McHenry
Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer
Daniel Carroll
Nathaniel Gorham
Rufus King
John Langdon
Nicholas Gilman
William Livingston
David Brearly
William Paterson
Jonathan Dayton
Alexander Hamilton
William Blount
Richard Dobbs Spaight
Hugh Williamson
Benjamin Franklin
Thomas Mifflin
Robert Morris
George Clymer
Thomas Fitzsimons
Jared Ingersoll
James Wilson
Gouverneur Morris
John Rutledge
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
Charles Pinckney
Pierce Butler
John Blair
James Madison Jr.
George Washington
Signers of the Declaration
Josiah Bartlett
William Whipple
Matthew Thornton
John Hancock
Samuel Adams
John Adams
Robert Treat Paine
Elbridge Gerry
Stephen Hopkins
William Ellery
Roger Sherman
Samuel Huntington
William Williams
Oliver Wolcott
William Floyd
Philip Livingston
Francis Lewis
Lewis Morris
Richard Stockton
John Witherspoon
Francis Hopkinson
John Hart
Abraham Clark
Robert Morris
Benjamin Rush
Benjamin Franklin
John Morton
George Clymer
James Smith
George Taylor
James Wilson
George Ross
Caesar Rodney
George Read
Thomas McKean
Samuel Chase
William Paca
Thomas Stone
Charles Carroll of Carrollton
George Wythe
Richard Henry Lee
Thomas Jefferson
Benjamin Harrison
Thomas Nelson, Jr.
Francis Lightfoot Lee
Carter Braxton
William Hooper
Joseph Hewes
John Penn
Edward Rutledge
Thomas Heyward, Jr.
Thomas Lynch, Jr.
Arthur Middleton
Button Gwinnett
Lyman Hall
George Walton
Richard Bland
Aaron Burr
George Clinton
William Eustis
Patrick Henry
Levi Lincoln
Henry Lee III
John Marshall
George Mason
Thomas Paine
Edmund Randolph
Peyton Randolph
Paul Revere