William Blount was a representative from North Carolina and a signatory on the U.S. Constitution. At the Continental Congress he signed the Constitution, doing so only to make it “the unanimous act of the States in Convention.” Blount ran for the U.S. Senate but was defeated. He moved west to Tennessee and was elected a U.S. senator in 1796. In 1797 he was expelled from the senate for creating a plan to conquer Florida for the British.
This William Blount 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 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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