Robert Morris

By: Logan Bonner

Who is Robert Morris?

A founding father of the United States, financier of the American Revolution, signed the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution.

Born January 20, 1734 in Liverpool, Great Britain and died May 8, 1806 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Time Period

Robert Morris was born in Liverpool in 1734. Eventually when he was 13 he went to America to help his father on his tobacco farm. He lived through the 18th century and into the 19th living a eventful life

Contributes to Pennsylvania

Opposed the Stamp to the British to want independence for Great Britain "No taxation without representation". Along with George Washington, Robert Morris helped to plan to strengthen the Pennsylvania militia and smuggle guns for the Second Continental Congress. Superintendent of finance, he helped to supply the Colonists with arms. Also one of PA's first senators.

Impact for Pennsylvania

Laid the financial and political foundations of the United States. Delegate for the Continental Congress during the American Revolution, and part of the Pennsylvania Assembly. He was a member of the Second Continental Congress. Robert Morris was a US senator, and supporter of the Federalists party.
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