Founding Fathers – 2015 TOP Fathers, Quotes…

Quotes, Biographies and writtings of the Founding Fathers

I run another site that is dedicated to spreading the knowledge of the Founding Fathers.  The site is http://www.foundingfatherquotes.com.  I have programmed the site so that it keeps statistics on site usage.  Below are the winners for 2015 in regards to the sites usage.  Remember to check out the FaceBook page associated with the site as well: https://www.facebook.com/founderswisdom/

TOP 10 2015 Founding Fathers

The numbers behind each of the founding fathers is the number of times that their details page was loaded during 2015.  You can click on the founding fathers name to be taken to that page.

TOP 5 Quotes for 2015

Below are the top 5 quotes for 2015.  You can see the top 2014 quotes here.  They have been viewed the most times on the site.  You can click on the number of views to be taken to the page where you can share, discuss and interact with the quote.

#1 Benjamin Franklin: On the Price of Corn and Management of the Poor, November 1766 (1552 views)  (This was the #2 quote from last year)

I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I traveled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.

#2 Benjamin Rush: Essay, 1786 (1332 Views)  (This was the #3 quote from last year)

It is Favorable to liberty. Freedom can exist only in the society of knowledge. Without learning, men are incapable of knowing their rights, and where learning is confined to a few people, liberty can be neither equal nor universal.

#3 George Washington: Circular to the States, 1783 (1033 Views)

The citizens of America … are, form this period, to be considered as the actors on a most conspicuous theater, which seems to be peculiarly designated by Providence for the display of human greatness and felicity.

#4 Thomas Jefferson: to Francis W. Gilmer, 1816 (1009 Views)

There is an error into which most of the speculators on government have fallen, and which the well-known state of society of our Indians ought, before now, to have corrected. In their hypothesis of the origin of government, they suppose it to have commenced in the patriarchal or monarchical form. Our Indians are evidently in that state of nature which has passed the association of a single family… The Cherokees, the only tribe I know to be contemplating the establishment of regular laws, magistrates, and government, propose a government of representatives, elected from every town. But of all things, they least think of subjecting themselves to the will of one man.

#5 Thomas Jefferson: to James Madison, 1808 (996 Views)

Louis XIV, having established the Coutumes de Paris as the law of Louisiana, this was not changed by the mere act of transfer; on the contrary, the laws of France continued and continues to be the law of the land, except where specially altered by some subsequent edict of Spain or act of Congress.

TOP 10 Search Terms

Below are the top search terms used on the site.  You can see what each of the terms returns by clicking on the term itself.

All of the counters for the site have been reset on 1/5/2016.  You will have to wait until next year to see what the most popular Founding Fathers, Quotes, and Search terms for 2016 are.

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