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1752, Jan 311816, Nov 6
an American statesman, a Founding Father of the United States, and a native of New York City who represented Pennsylvania in the Constitutional Convention of 1787. He was a signatory to the Articles of Confederation. Morris was also an author of large sections of the Constitution of the United States and one of its signers. He is widely credited as the author of the document's preamble and closing endorsement, and has been called the "Penman of the Constitution." In an era when most Americans thought of themselves as citizens of their respective states, Morris advanced the idea of being a citizen of a single union of states.
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01/31/1752-Gouverneur Morris is born in New York
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Americans need never fear their government because of the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation.
If the people should elect, they will never fail to prefer some man of distinguished character, or services; some man, if he might so speak of continental reputation.
Religion is the solid basis of good morals; therefore education should teach the precepts of religion, and the duties of man toward God.
This magistrate is not the king. The people are the king.
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