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George Washington and Alexander Hamilton are not among signers of the Declaration of Independence?

 
 
Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2016 09:40 pm
In my impression, George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, both founding fathers, are big shots among signers of the Declaration of Independence.

Yet today when I searched in Signers of the Declaration of Independence, I found that both are not there.

I vaguely remember that George Washington was busy in directing the war at the time of signing so he wasn't possible to sign the declaration. The same reason applies to Hamilton, since he was Washington's aide de camp.

Thanks in anticipation
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2016 10:07 pm
@oristarA,
http://declaration.fas.harvard.edu/faq/founding-fathers-not-signers

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General George Washington was Commander of the Continental Army, and was defending New York City in July 1776. As instructed by John Hancock, Washington read the Declaration of Independence to the army on July 9th.

Only 19 years old in the summer of 1776, Alexander Hamilton was with the Continental Army in New York City when the Declaration of Independence was drafted, approved, and signed.


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