James Wilson was a representative from Pennsylvania and one of only six men who were signatories on both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. Wilson joined the Pennsylvania State Militia, where he rose to the rank of brigadier general. As a congressman Wilson was a strong supporter of independence. After the war he was appointed associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, where he heard nine cases during his tenure.
This James Wilson mug is part of our US Constitution series profiling the 39 signatories of the US Constitution. The U.S. Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787, by 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, presided over by George Washington. Six of these men also signed the Declaration of Independence: George Clymer, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Morris, George Read, Roger Sherman, and James Wilson.
The men and women who played a role in the birth of our nation included politicians, farmers, slaveholders, activists, abolitionists, soldiers, and statesmen. America’s founding fathers did not universally agree on how to organize a democratic government but they developed laws that were flexible and which could evolve as the nation grew. The United States government they created has built-in checks and balances resulting from the establishment of three separate, but equal, branches of government.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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