• 00:15    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:23    |    
  • 03:20    |    
    Benjamin Franklin
  • Self-made man
  • 06:25    |    
    • Creativity
    • Poor Richard's Almanack
    • Cofounder of the Pennsylvania Hospital
    • The Junto and Library Company of Philadelphia
    • Union Fire Company and Philadelphia Contributionship (fire insurance company)
  • 13:47    |    
    Representative from Pennsylvania to England
  • Understanding of the English court
  • 16:31    |    
    Declaration of Independence
  • John Hancock
  • 18:01    |    
    John Adams
    • Early life and background
    • Promotion of liberty
    • Boston Massacre
    • Vice presidency
  • 25:36    |    
    Role prior to the Revolution
    • Supports George Washington
    • Slavery
  • 35:41    |    
    Importance of uniting the colonies
  • 37:00    |    
    Territorial boundaries
  • 39:35    |    
    George Washington
    • Military career
    • Importance of Washington for the Revolution
  • 41:52    |    
    Military strategy
  • 47:00    |    
    Washington's disinterest in profit
  • 50:45    |    
    First president of the United States
  • 54:00    |    
    Monarchical form of government
  • 59:01    |    
    Lack of successor
  • 01:01:28    |    
    Articles of Confederation
  • 01:07:05    |    
    Final credits

The Founding Fathers: Colonial and Early National America (Day 3, Part I)

New Media  | 19 de noviembre de 2009  | Vistas: 9

About this video

Ralph D. Anske discusses the lives and legacies of three of the founding fathers of the United States: Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and George Washington. In particular, he examines each one’s contribution to the Revolutionary War and the unification of the colonies. Benjamin Franklin’s innovative and resourceful nature helped to structure the Declaration of Independence. Meanwhile, John Adams’s moral values and political savvy helped to unify the colonies. Finally, Anske focuses on why George Washington was the ideal candidate to be the country’s first president.

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The Founding Fathers: Colonial and Early National America (Day 3, Part I)
Ralph D. Anske

Academic Building, EN-203
Universidad Francisco Marroquín
Guatemala, November 24, 2009

New Media - UFM production.  Guatemala, April 2010
Camera: Mario Estrada; digital editing: Adrián Méndez; index and synopsis: Ximena García; content revisers: Daphne Ortiz, Jennifer Keller; publication: Carlos Petz/ Daphne Ortiz


Ralph D. Anske is a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer. During…


Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

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