The Founding Fathers Face Off for the Fourth of July!

Today’s post comes from Emily Rollman, summer intern with the Public and Media Communications Office.

And the #FoundersFaceOff champion is John Adams!

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The National Archives, home of the Declaration of Independence, is holding its first #FoundersFaceOff in honor of Independence Day. This bracket-style tournament is similar to the NCAA’s March Madness basketball tournament, but this historic competition will feature the men who signed the Declaration of Independence.

Sixteen men will be pitted against each other, but the winning Founding Father will be chosen by you! (Need to know more before you vote? Read more about the 56 signers on our website.)

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Who will win? That’s up to you. Do you go with the cabinet members who are most famous? Who had the funniest last name? Who came from your home state? The choice is yours!

Cast your vote on Twitter or Instagram. And remember to share your #FoundersFaceOff vote with your friends!

Twitter: @USNatArchives

Follow @USNatArchives on Twitter to check in daily to vote on the online poll. You will have until midnight to make your pick, and you can see live results throughout the day. 

Instagram: @USNatArchives

Follow @USNatArchives on Instagram and view our story daily. The poll will be available for 24 hours after posting, and you can see live results after voting.

We’ll post an updated bracket here on the blog each morning.
Round 1: Monday, June 25, and Tuesday, June 26, four rounds of voting starting at 8 am
Quarterfinal: Wednesday, June 27, and Thursday, June 28, two rounds of voting starting at 10 am
Semifinal: Friday, June 29, at noon
Championship: Monday, July 2, at noon

Cast your vote and find out who claims all the star-spangled glory on July 3!

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