100 People!

Posted: July 7, 2009 in 100 People!, Category - Cultural War

How To Start A Nation

How many people does it take to start a nation? The answer might surprise you.

So if you were going to start a nation, exactly how many people would you need? How about if you were going to start a nation as big as America? Have you got a number in mind?

There are two landmark events that clearly identify the birth of America. The first is the Signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 2nd, 1776. Yes, we celebrate it on the fourth but it actually occurred on the second.

On that historic day, those leaders willing to start their own country put their names on the line. Their “John Hancocks,” if you’ll excuse the historic pun. How many were there on that great eventful day?

Just 56 original signers of the Declaration.

Twelve years later, after the War for Independence, the time came to create a new federal Constitution. Now here was a task that surely thousands would buy into. But on the fateful day of September 17th, after 87 days of meetings, the Constitution was ratified by a convention of only 55 delegates.

Fifty-six signers of the Declaration. Fifty-five delegates to the Constitutional Convention. That’s 111 total leaders; even less, because some participated in both, so around 100 total people birthed the two greatest documents of governing history.

About 100 people totally changed the world. Just thought you’d like to know.

By American Policy Roundtable (www.aproundtable.org)


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