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Robert Morris, Jr., a Founding Father of the United States, was an English-born American merchant who financed the American Revolution, oversaw the striking of the first coins of the United States, and signed the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, and the United States Constitution. Along with Alexander Hamilton and Albert Gallatin, he is widely regarded as one of the founders of the financial system of the United States.
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  • Personal 

  • Youth 

  • Slavery 

  • Personal and family life 

  • Rising tensions with Britain 

  • Early war, 1775–August 1776 

  • Continued war, August 1776–1778 

  • Out of Congress, 1779–1781 

  • First months 

  • After Yorktown 

  • Constitutional convention 

  • U.S. Senator 

  • 1796 lack of capital and Panic of 1797 and bankruptcy 

  • Final years 

  • Historical reputation 

  • Memorials