Top Ten Founding Fathers of the United States

The Top Ten

1 Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton

Besides the kickass musical that was based on his life, Hamilton did some great things. He created the foundation for the banking system that we currently use, and he was a huge factor of America's victory in the Revolutionary War. However, as expected for such an ambitious man, he did make many mistakes. For example, he partook in the first major political sex scandal in the United States, which was an affair with a woman named Maria Reynolds that lasted about a year. He also pissed off New York senator Aaron Burr so much that he ended up in a deadly conflict with him. If you look past all his errors, you'll find that his personal life is extremely interesting to study. Many historians believe that he and fellow soldier John Laurens were lovers before his demise in 1782. Their letters were basically the 18th century version of sexting, with all of the dick jokes and flirtatious mannerisms. - Absolite

No. Hamilton did nothing great in his life. He barely fought in the war, he created the idea of a central bank, and the only reason people like him is because his overrated girly musical. Honestly deserved to get shot. - GreenDayFan21

He would have been a great President. A bit of a monarch, but nonetheless great.

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2 George Washington George Washington George Washington was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

His chin looks like a deformed sideways egg I don't like George Washington - Puppytart

Puppytart, wait... you don't like Founding Father, first president of the United States of America... because his chin looks weird? Correct me if I'm wrong but that sounds like a terrible reason.

3 James Madison James Madison James Madison, Jr. was a political theorist, American statesman, and served as the fourth President of the United States.

While not the most morally sound person, James (nicknamed Little Jemmy) accomplished a ton.

-He wrote the Bill of Rights
-He's the Father of the Constitution
-He was the fourth president (the War of 1812 was bad but he tried his best)
-He implemented the 2nd national bank (Hamilton's ghost approved)
-He married Dolley Payne Todd, who brought us ice cream

And he probably did a lot more, but those are just off the top of my head. He was short, sickly, rather apathetic at times, but cared for his country and ultimately does not deserve to be forgotten (nor do the lives of the slaves who were forced to work on his plantation of Montpelier).

Father of the Constitution

4 Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin was an American polymath and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat.
5 Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father who was principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and served as the 3rd President of the United States from 1801-1809. He was born on April 13, 1743, and died on July 4, 1826, on the same day 2nd United States President John Adams died.
6 Gouverneur Morris
7 Samuel Adams
8 John Jay
9 John Hancock John Hancock
10 John Adams John Adams John Adams was born on October 30, 1735 in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States. Adams served as the president of the United States from March 4, 1797 to March 4, 1801. He died on July 4, 1826 at the age of 90.

More influential to the founding of Burr for sure. A musical has taken over history.

The Contenders

11 Aaron Burr

I don't know why he's on this list because he's not a founding father, but I can kinda relate to him (besides killing his best friend)

He killed Alexander Hamilton I like him. (My sister listenes to his songs 24,7

12 John Paul Jones John Paul Jones John Baldwin, better known by his stage name John Paul Jones, is an English multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, arranger and record producer.
13 Patrick Henry
14 John Laurens


15 Thomas Paine Thomas Paine
16 James Monroe James Monroe James Monroe was an American statesman and Founding Father who served as the fifth President of the United States from 1817 to 1825.
17 George Mason
18 Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette

Baby baguette.

19 Matthew Thornton
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