Founding Fathers Project
"Nothing is more certain than that a general profligacy and corruption of manners make a people ripe for destruction. A good form of government may hold the rotten materials together for some time, but beyond a certain pitch, even the best constitution will be ineffectual, and slavery must ensue."
– John Witherspoon
Importance to American History
John Witherspoon was very important to American history as well as education. As a Representative of New Jersey he voted in favor for the Resolution of Independence and for the Declaration of Independence. If he hadn't voted in favor of these, things could've been very different in America today. Britain could've still been in control of America. Witherspoon also taught many important people, such as James Madison and Aaron Burr. The education of a president is essential to running a country and so is the education of a vice president. He served on over one hundred congressional committees while running the College of New Jersey.
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