John Jay

Treyton Ulberg

Introduction

"John Jay was born in New York City on December 12,1745. He spent most of his childhood in nearby Rye, New York." Jay had 10 siblings and only 7 survived to adulthood. He was the son of Peter Jay. Peter Jay was a wealthy trader and merchant.''

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"When John Jay grew up, he was a lawyer in New York City.'' Also, he spent some of his adulthood in Paris.'' He was in Paris because he signed the Treaty of Paris. John Jay was also one of our founding fathers of the United States. ''He spent most of his time as a founding father overseas signing and agreeing to deals.''

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''John graduated from Columbia University in 1764.'' John Jay helped sign the constitution for New York. Later, he was a great lawyer in New York. ''He then married Sarah Livingston in 1777. ''Also, he was the governor of New York for a few years.''

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''As John Jay was getting older, he became one of the founding fathers. ''He signed the Treaty of Paris in 1792. John Jay was the first chief of justice of the U.S. ''Soon, Jay created an anti-slavery movement and became an abolitionist.'' He taught freed slaves to read and write.''
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Conclusion

'' Before dying, John Jay got very sick. ''John Jay died in Bedford, New York on May 17, 1829.'' He was a great person and was very caring.'' John Jay did many great things for our country. Lastly, John Jay was very important and he will always be remembered.''

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