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- Created 2012-03-13
(January 31, 1752 – November 6, 1816) was an
Founding Father of the United States
, and a native of
New York City
Constitutional Convention of 1787
. He was a signatory to the
Articles of Confederation
. Morris was also an author of large sections of the
Constitution of the United States
and one of its signers. He is widely credited as the author of the document's
, and has been called the "Penman of the Constitution. " In an era when most Americans thought of themselves as citizens of their respective states, Morris advanced the idea of being a citizen of a single union of states.
A gifted scholar, Morris enrolled in 1764, at age 12, at King's College, now
Columbia College of Columbia University
in New York City. He graduated in 1768 and received a
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