Ohio's Founding Fathers

Founding Fathers

After winning the War of Independence, leaders of the 13 states came together to build and develop a form of government for their new nation. These individuals worked just as tirelessly building the new American nation as they did in their fight for its independence. As freedom fighters, their causes for seeking independence varied around a common theme: ensuring the freedom and the rights of the American people. As their lives transitioned from soldiers to nation builders, they remembered the ideal of freedom while drafting the documents that would define their nation and protect the liberty of its people.

Learn more about these leaders and the documents that shaped our great nation and state here.