Robert Morris Was Considered A Founding Father Of The United

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Robert Morris was considered a founding father of the united states who helped finance and the American Revolution. Throughout his lifetime, he signed the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution. Robert was born on January 31st, 1734, in Liverpool, England and passed away on May 8th, 1806. When Robert was growing up, he was an only child and raised by his father, Robert Morris Sr. Robert Morris didn 't know his mother, elizabeth Margret, but his grandmother raised him. At the age of thirteen Robert decided to move to Maryland, where his father, who was a tobacco exporter. After he joined his dad, he decided to go to school in Philadelphia, only of for a little while. Then Morris…show more content…
In 1776, Robert voted against the declaration of independence because he still thought that he was gonna hopefully reunite with great Britain. On August 2nd, 1776 Robert signed the declaration of independence even though he said he didn 't agree with it. I am not one of those politicians that run testy when my own plans are not adopted. I think it is the duty of a good citizen to follow when he cannot lead. -Robert Morris. This was a quote from the letter that Robert Morris sent General Gates in 1776, explaining how there are some things that he doesn 't agree with what they are doing. It also states how there are some of his ideas that he thinks could change things in a good way compared to their ideas. Morris was in the Pennsylvania legislature in 1776-1778. After his other congress work he went right back to join the legislature for two more terms, 1778-1781. In 1981 he was elected as the superintendent of finance of the United states. While he was in power as the superintendent, he made a few changes. Morris decreased the civil list, he cut the government 's spending by permitting private companies bid on some contracts. Morris also demanded the federal Reserve full support from the states and fixed some accounting problems that they were having. All of these were successful during his time and somewhat still are now. During this time some thought that Morris was getting
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