Many denominations of today’s Federal Reserve Notes feature portraits of men regarded as Founding Fathers of the country because of their roles in creating and developing the new nation of the United States of America. Some of the accomplishments of the Founding Fathers that appear on U.S. paper money are listed below.

George Washington (1732-1799) – $1 Federal Reserve Note

Member of the First and Second Continental Congresses (1774-1775)

Commander-in-Chief of the American Revolutionary Army (1775-1783)

President of the Constitutional Convention (1787)

First President of the United States (1789-1797)

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) – $2 Federal Reserve Note

Member of the Second Continental Congress (1775-1776)

Author/Signer of the Declaration of Independence (1776)

First Secretary of State (1790-1793)

Third President of the United States (1801-1809)

Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) – $10 Federal Reserve Note

Served in the American Revolutionary Army (1775-1781)

Member of the Constitutional Convention (1787)

Signer of the U.S. Constitution (1787)

First Secretary of the Treasury (1789-1795)

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) – $100 Federal Reserve Note

Served in the Second Continental Congress (1775-1776)

Member of the Constitutional Convention (1787)

Negotiated peace treaty with Great Britain (1781-1783)

Signer of the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution (1776/1787)

– Courtesy of the Bureau of Engraving & Printing.


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