The men who formed the United States came from all thirteen colonies. The real Josiah Bartlett did come from New Hampshire. John Adams was a descendant of John Alden of the Mayflower, one of the reasons he was referred to as a "Son of Liberty." Samuel Adams' business almost went bankrupt because he preferred politics to commerce. There was a real Mr. Whipple who ran a mercantile business in New Hampshire. John Hart was a farmer from New Jersey, but did you know of Button Gwinnett, Thomas M'Kean, or John Morton? These men stood alongside Thomas Jefferson and John Hancock and signed one of the most famous documents in American history. This book, offered as it was originally published in 1860, presents fascinating biographical details about the lives, education and contributions of the signers of the Declaration of Independence as well as a brief outline of events leading to the adoption of the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution of the United States.