At least 17 of the 55 men who attended the Constitutional Convention ownwd slaves and 11 were either the owners or managers of plantation that relied on slave labor. These men professed a belief in the equality of man, but their ownership of slaves revealed their hypocrisy.
These men had a personal financial interest in perpetuating the institution of slavery and withoutt rheir support the Constitution would never had been ratified.
- Benjamin Franklin
- Thomas Jefferson
- James Madison
- Alexander Hamilton
- John Hancock
- George Mason
- Patrick Henry
- Edmund Eandolph
Their actons speak louder than their words.
Note: Thomas Jefferson, Parick Henry and John Hancock did not attend the Constitutioanl Convention.
- John Adams
- Samuel Adams
- E;bridge Gerry
- Oliver Ellsworth
- Roger Sherman
- Thomas Paine
Ten of our first 12 Presidents owned slaves, only John Adams an his son John Quincy did nor own single slave.
Accoeding to the Declaration of Independence governments derive their just power from the consent of the people, not by the consent of an oligarchy of rich white land owners.
Our founfing fathers were predominently hypocrits that deceived the people into believing that the Constitution that was written to limit the power of the Federal government and prevent the abuse of power by men motivated by greed and the lust for power.