244 years ago today, the Second Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence and announced to the world that the American colonies would separate from the global superpower of Great Britain. In signing this document (on August 2nd, actually), these 56 Founding Fathers risked their lives, livelihoods, and reputations by officially dedicating themselves to this revolutionary movement. These men, of course, were far from perfect and had many serious faults. Name
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