1: Lives, Fortunes and Sacred Honor
The final words of the Declaration of Independence sums up what these early patriots were up against. The 56 signers of the Constitution were considered traitors by the British Crown. During the course of the Revolutionary War, and the aftermath, some suffered losses as a result of their participation in fighting for America's independence. Their lives were affected in various ways, sometimes to the point of losing loved ones, or having their property destroyed. The signers, however, knowing the risks to their lives and fortunes, considered it to be of the utmost honor to fight the good fight. They also understood the importance of unity. As Benjamin Franklin put it, "We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately."
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