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  1. James Wilson (September 14, 1742 – August 21, 1798) was a Scottish-born American Founding Father, legal scholar, jurist, and statesman who served as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1789 to 1798.

  2. Jul 13, 2020 · Today, we examine James Wilson, the Pennsylvanian and Scottish founder behind popular sovereignty, the structure of the judiciary, and many of the most notable compromises at the Constitutional Convention. Wilson is best known for his roles in at the Convention in drafting the Constitution’s Preamble, helping to frame both the presidency and ...

  3. Seed, Geoffrey. James Wilson. United States: KTO Press, 1978. Smith, Charles Page. James Wilson: Founder Father 1742-1798. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1956. Wilentz, Sean. No Property In Man: Slavery and antislavery at the nation’s founding. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2018.

  4. James Wilson, the Founding Father from Scotland, sought to enshrine his principles of democracy, explains Geoffrey Seed, in the constitution of the United States of America. James Wilson is probably the most under-rated, and least well understood, of all the Founding Fathers of the American Republic. Yet his achievements give him a claim to ...

  5. James Wilson (1742-98), an émigré from Scotland, became one of the premier minds and leading figures of the American Founding. He would settle eventually in Philadelphia, but he brought with him an education shaped at the Universities of St. Andrews, Glasgow, and Edinburgh.

  6. Dec 23, 2022 · James Wilson (1742 to 1798) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence. Wilson was elected twice to the Continental Congress, and was a major force in drafting the United States Constitution.

  7. James Wilson and the American Constitution Beginnings. James Wilson was born in 1742 at Carskerdo, Scotland. His father was a farmer who resided in the vicinity of... The Philadelphia Convention of 1787 and the Ratification of the Constitution. Wilson’s greatest moment in public life... The Writings ...

  8. James Wilson, (born Sept. 14, 1742, Fife, Scot.—died Aug. 21, 1798, Edenton, N.C., U.S.), colonial American lawyer and political theorist, who signed both the Declaration of Independence (1776) and the Constitution of the United States (1787). Immigrating to North America in 1765, Wilson taught Greek and rhetoric in the College of ...

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    Bushrod Washington. James Wilson was a significant figure in the creation of both the Constitution and the powers of the Supreme Court. As a founding father with a background in Enlightenment philosophy, he shaped the principles that the American people live by today. Wilson was born in 1742 on a small farm in Scotland.

  10. Founding Father, jurist and American statesman James Wilson, was among the first supporters of the American Revolution. Wilson was born on September 14, 1742 in Carskerdo, Scotland and emigrated in 1766 to British America. He first attended St. Andrew's University and, later on, Edinburgh and Glasgow Universities in Scotland.

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