The Founding Fathers of the U.S. Constitution
The “Founding Fathers” refers to that generation of men who were active in the American Revolution and the formation of the early American Republic and the Constitution.
For more information see:
- the topic: The American Revolution and Constution
- The Editors' Introduction to The Federalist (The Gideon Edition), Edited with an Introduction, Reader’s Guide, Constitutional Cross-reference, Index, and Glossary by George W. Carey and James McClellan (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2001).
- Liberty and Order: The First American Party Struggle, ed. and with a Preface by Lance Banning (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2004).
- The American Republic: Primary Sources, ed. Bruce Frohnen (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2002).
- The essays on James Madison by George Carey in In Defense of the Constitution (1989) (revised ed.) (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1995).
- The Preface to Empire and Nation: Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania (John Dickinson). Letters from the Federal Farmer (Richard Henry Lee), ed. Forrest McDonald (1962) (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund 1999).
- The Foreword to The Revolutionary Writings of John Adams, Selected and with a Foreword by C. Bradley Thompson (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2000).
For additional information about the American Founding see the following:
- in the Forum: Timeline on the American Founding
- in the Forum: Key Documents
- in the Forum: The Founders' Constitution
- in the Library: Topic on the American Revolution and Constitution
- in the Library: Debate on Loyalists and Patriots before the American Revolution