By Cy McCleaf
He was one of the delegates on the First Continental Congress in1774. He also played an important role in the Second Continental Congress. In the Revolutionary War he led a militia group that faught aginst the Red Coats.
After the war
When the war was over he helped govern many states such as Deleware and Pennsylvania. He also helped found a college called John and Marrys College. The college was renamed Dickinson College. He was sent to the Constitutional Convention in 1787. When he was there he helped form a document that became the United States Constitution.
Later life and Death
He died in his house in Deleware on 2/14/1808. What he left behind was his legacy and his college. Today he is known for his help in founding the first form of government in the USA.