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Roger Sherman and the Creation of the American Republic
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Roger Sherman and the Creation of the American Republic

Mark David Hall

Abstract

Roger Sherman was the only founder to sign the Declaration and Resolves (1774), Articles of Association (1774), Declaration of Independence (1776), Articles of Confederation (1777, 1778), and Constitution (1787). He served on the five-man committee that drafted the Declaration of Independence, and he was among the most influential delegates at the Constitutional Convention. As a Representative and Senator in the new republic, he played important roles in determining the proper scope of the national government's power and in drafting the Bill of Rights. Even as he was helping to build a new nat ... More

Keywords: Roger Sherman, political theory, American founding, Reformed, Calvinist, War for Independence, revolution, Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, Constitution, Bill of Rights, Connecticut

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199929849
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929849.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark David Hall, author
George Fox University

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