John Hancock: Virtue and Liberty (born January 12, 1737)

Among the Founding Fathers of the United States, no name is more recognizable than that of John Hancock. His flair and silver tongue set Boston on fire for liberty. It would be his eye for virtue that would truly show British tyranny in its true light. By 1777, he was the president of the Continental Congress, and also on King George III’s most wanted list.

“Have not our youth forgotten they were Americans, and regardless of the admonitions of the wise and aged, copied, with a servile imitation, the frivolity and vices of their tyrants?..”

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E. Wesley – Mackinac Center Intern


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