founding fathers


founding fathers
first people to establish something, originators (of a country, constitution, etc.)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Founding Fathers — n. The men who created the U.S. Constitution in 1787. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • Founding Fathers —   [ faʊndɪȖ fɑːȓəz], die Gründungsväter der nordamerikanischen Union, besonders die Mitglieder des 1787 in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) tagenden verfassunggebenden Konvents, darunter G. Washington, J. Madison, A. Hamilton und B. Franklin …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Founding Fathers — 1. the delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787. 2. (often l.c.) any group of founders: the town s founding fathers. * * * ▪ United States history Introduction  the most prominent statesmen of America s Revolutionary… …   Universalium

  • Founding Fathers — 1. the delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787. 2. (often l.c.) any group of founders: the town s founding fathers. * * * Founding Fathers, U.S. History. the leaders in the struggle to free the original 13 American… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Founding Fathers — Die Gründerväter der Vereinigten Staaten (engl. Founding Fathers) im nationalen, amerikanischen Sprachraum auch bekannt als die Väter unseres Landes, die Vorväter, die Gestalter oder die Gründer sind die Männer, die die Unabhängigkeitserklärung… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Founding Fathers — Founding Fa|thers, the the group of men including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin who helped to start the US as a country and to establish its government. They wrote the US s most important political documents,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Founding Fathers of the United States — The Committee of Five presenting their draft of the Declaration of Independence to the Congress on June 28, 1776. Painting by John Trumbull. Trumbull s painting can also be found on the back of the U.S. $2 bill.[1] …   Wikipedia

  • Founding fathers of the European Union — The Founding Fathers of the European Union are a number of men who have been recognised as making a major contribution to the development of European unity and what is now the European Union. There is no official list of founding fathers or a… …   Wikipedia

  • Founding Fathers of Economics — Adam Smith and David Ricardo …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • List of national founding fathers — Founding Fathers are persons instrumental in the establishment of an institution, usually a political institution, especially those connected to the origination of its ideals. In a national context, it is the establishment of a… …   Wikipedia


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