Roger Sherman's Impact On Society

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On July 4, 1776, over 55 men gathered in a small court room, and they swarmed over a long sheet of paper. Each man took a quill and signed the very bottom of America's new masterpiece. Finally, after months of arguing and work, the Declaration of Independence was finished. About 12 years later, most of the men returned to draft and sign the U.S. Constitution; another great piece of work from America. These two papers may not seem like much, but they made a huge impact in America back then... and the Amendments still apply in today's government. All 55 men involved with the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution had a right to sign them... but only a few men had the honor to say that they made a huge difference in the U.S. by taking sacrifices and giving donations. Out of 6 major men who had a part with the Declaration and the Constitution, we'll establish 4 of them, and we'll talk about how their actions and desitions lead to their personal success.…show more content…
Roger was best known as a founding father that signed and drafted the Declaration of Independence and signed the U.S. Constitution. Sherman was born on April 19, 1721, in Newton, Massachusetts. By the time he was 33, he had already studied law and passed the bar. He then began a career in government in the 1760s, working as a judge and a member of Connecticut’s general assembly. During those years, Sherman was a founding father who had the honor to sign and draft the Declaration of Independence and sign the U.S. Constitution when he was about 55 years old. After years in Congress, Sherman worked as the mayor of New Haven in 1784. He was later elected a U.S. House of Representatives and Senate member where he worked until his death on July 23, 1793, in New Haven,

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