Blog Post #80: Revolutionary Spirit!
Updated: Apr 16
Here are the ages of some of the most notable signers of the Declaration of Independence when it was submitted in 1776: James Monroe (18), John Marshall (20), Aaron Burr (20), Alexander Hamilton (21) and James Madison (25). Thomas Jefferson, principal author of the document, was only 33.
It is generally overlooked that young people were instrumental in igniting this country's most sacred flame and have traditionally bore it in the gloomiest periods. 🕯
My family visited Washington, D.C. in 1988 and I returned on two occasions in 2007 for protests as a member of Students for a Democratic Society (sds).
Not service. Duty.