Why is Richard Henry Lee famous?

“Why then, sir,” (said Richard Lee, in conclusion,) “why do we longer delay? Why still deliberate? Let this happy day give birth to an American republic. Let her arise, not to devastate and to conquer, but to reestablish the reign of peace and of law. The eyes of Europe are fixed upon us.

Did you know… Thomas McKean (March 19, 1734 – June 24, 1817) ?

When was Thomas McKean born? Thomas McKean was born March 19, 1734, to William and Letitia McKean in New London Township, Pa. close to the modern Maryland and Delaware borders. His father William was a well-to-do tavern keeper. William and … Continued