The Founding Fathers Like George Washington And Thomas Jefferson

1288 Words Sep 16th, 2014 6 Pages
When most Americans think of those who wrote the Constitution, they think of writers and thinkers. In reality, many of the founding fathers like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were also amazing gardeners. They loved learning about and finding new types of plants from all over the world to try to grow in plots on their vast plantations. Gardening played a major role in the U.S. Constitution and the new country of America. The new country had just fought its first war for its freedom from England. The country was full of people from all over Eastern Europe that had immigrated there since the early 1600 's. (Cavendish) Among the brominated people that had played prominent parts in the revolution were many of the founding fathers. The founding fathers such as George Washington, James Madison, and Thomas Jefferson still had another key factor to play in this newly developing nation. America was made for the most part of farmers. They had plantations, farms, and almost everyone had a vegetable garden. Gardens helped the American people to provide for themselves on plantations, to also have fresh vegetables, and they even showed a person’s status (Wulf). Benjamin Franklin was one of the first to see how much of an impact agriculture had in America. During the time before the Revolution when the colonists were fighting against taxes Benjamin Franklin had an idea. He told the colonist to boycott goods from England. He said, “I do not know a single article...[the…

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