Robert Morris of Pennsylvania was a signatory on the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution. He was the superintendent of finance for the Confederation Congress and became known as the “Financier of the Revolution.” After the ratification of the Constitution, he was elected as U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania (1789 – 1795). Morris was one of the richest men in America but lost it all speculating on land and spent three years in debtor’s prison. Morris was penniless when he died.
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.
- Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.