Thomas Fitzsimons of Pennsylvania was a signatory on the Constitution. He immigrated to America in 1760 and became a successful merchant who specialized in the West Indies trade. During the Revolutionary War, Fitzsimons commanded a company of militia. He used his wealth to provide supplies and fireships to the Navy. He headed the board that oversaw the Pennsylvania Navy. After the war, he served in the House of Representatives, from 1789 to 1795, where he favored a strong Navy.
First Federal Congress 1781-1789
The Continental Congress met between 1774-1785. This was followed by the Confederation Congress, under the Articles of Confederation which existed between 1785-1789. The First United States Congress, also known as the First Federal Congress, consisted of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives, which met between, March 4, 1789 and March 4, 1791.
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.
- Mugs are food and microwave-safe.
- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
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