My Favorite Founding Mothers & Fathers

Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #138, My Favorite Founding Mothers & Fathers, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network

My Favorite Founding Mothers & Fathers

In “My Favorite Founding Mothers & Fathers,” Episode, #138, Meredith Curtis introduces you to the Christian Freedom Fighters of old. The American Revolution was won by freedom-loving patriots who resisted tyranny after decades of patient negotiating. They worked hard, loved their families, read their Bibles, went to church, and poured their lives into a cause bigger than themselves. Are you ready to meet a few of these amazing men and women?

 

 

 


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Show Notes

The American Revolution was won by freedom-loving patriots who resisted tyranny after decades of patient negotiating. They worked hard, loved their families, read their Bibles went to church, and poured their lives into a cause bigger than themselves. Let’s meet just a few of these amazing men and women.

First the Founding Mothers.

Abigail Adams

Wife of Founding Father John Adams, Abigail influenced her husband with wise counsel throughout his political career through letters and conversations. She took an active role in politics at her husband’s side.

Martha Washington

She was married to Founding Father George Washington. Though she was very shy, Martha was a lovely hostess and homemaker. She visited her husband during the Revolutionary War and served at his side in politics. First First Lady!

Eliza Lucas Pinckney

A botanist, Eliza experimented with growing indigo in South Carolina and shared her research with other farmers. Eliza’s husband and sons were all involved in the American Revolution.

Mary Ludwig Hays

Molly Pitcher brought water to the soldiers and fought beside her husband in the Battle of Monmouth.

Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton

Deeply devoted to Jesus and married to Alexander Hamilton who she helped with his political writings, Mrs. Hamilton spend the remaining years of her life after Alexander died, directing an orphanage.

Dolley Madison

A bubbly extrovert, Dolley married the shy James Madison and helped to make her husband popular. She saved artwork and furnishings when the British burned the White House down during the War of 1812.

Now for the Founding Fathers.

Patrick Henry

Fiery speaker, governor of Virginia, US Representative, and father of 17 children, Patrick was a devout follower of Jesus Christ. He is considered the Father of the Bill of Rights and is remembered for his persuasive “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” speech.

George Washington

Remembered as General Washington and President Washington, yet his favorite roles were as husband, father, grandfather, and farmer at his beloved Mt. Vernon. He experienced God’s incredible protection in battle.

John Hancock

A business owner who became involved with Sam Adams and then the Sons of Liberty. He served in the First Continental Congress and as President of the Second Continental Congress. He served as governor of Massachusetts for nine terms, but is remembered best for his fancy signature at the bottom of the Declaration of Independence.

Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams was a fire ball with strong opinions about liberty. He served in the First Continental Congress, helped to draft the Articles of Confederation, and served in Massachusetts as President of MA Senate, Lt. Governor, and Governor.

John Quincy Adams

John served his famous father during the American Revolution starting at age 14. He spent his entire life serving the brand new USA as Minister to the Netherlands, Senator, Secretary of State, and President. After his term as President, he served as a Representative in the US Congress until his death.

Richard Henry Lee

On July 2, 1776, Richard Henry Lee challenged the Second Continental Congress to declare itself free from England. He served in the House of Burgesses in Virginia, was the first President of the USA under the Articles of Confederation, and championed the Bill of Rights as a US Senator from Virginia.

 

I hope I have whet your appetite to learn more about these and other American Revolution heroes.

God bless you and God bless the USA.

 

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