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Gouverneur Morris by Samuel Willard Crompton

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Much credit for the "We the People of the United States" preamble of the Constitution can be given to one man. While his name is not as familiar as his fellow patriots, like George Washington or John Adams, outspoken Gouverneur Morris helped edit the final draft of this document. During the 1787 Constitutional Convention, he spoke more often than any other delegate. Morris was also the first founding father to push for the abolition of slavery. In this book Crompton breathes life into Morris, one of the lesser known but no less important founding fathers. In his lifetime, Morris played a vital part in the American Revolution, the American Confederation, the French Revolution, and the early political struggles of the young United States. Through all these events, his essential belief in freedom did not change.