"patriotic toasts were drunk, the governor’s aides raising their glasses to Washington and Franklin"
George Washington
Public DomainGeorge Washington - Credit: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dr. Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790)
Public DomainDr. Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790) - Credit: The White House Historical Association

George Washington was the first President of the United States, and is universally regarded as the ‘Father of his Country’.

He led America to victory over Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, and presided over the writing of the Constitution in 1787, becoming the unanimous choice to serve as the first President of the United States.


Dr. Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity.