William Johnson was a representative from Connecticut and a signatory on the U.S. Constitution. He was one of the best educated of the founding fathers. He attended the Stamp Act Congress in 1765 and worked on the draft to the King, arguing the right of colonies to decide tax policies. Johnson initially rejected his election to the Continental Congress, seeking a peaceful solution, but once independence was decided, he fully embraced the cause and advocated for a strong federal government.
This William Johnson 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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