David and Tim Barton join Glenn on this episode of The Vault to explore the lives of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Some of the lesser known signers endured great pain and tragedy as a result of their signatures, yet, we only seem to remember Samuel Adams, John Hancock and Thomas Jefferson. This episode brings to light some of our forgotten Founding Fathers.
Watch the video below for a sneak peak and answers to these questions:
• Why is it important to focus on the individuals and not the collective?
• Who was Thomas McKean?
• Why was signing the Declaration of Independence the equivalent of signing a death warrant?