The Life of Samuel Huntington

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Joseph Gagliardi

History 305

Professor Ratliff


The history of the Unites States of America in the way it is known to the world is made of a chain of quite tragic and complicated periods of time that were followed by thousands of victories and triumphs as well as defeats and losses of the American people. It is the history steeped with blood, sweat and tears of those strong in spirit, who diligently worked for and developed their state as an independent and prosperous one, fighting for a better tomorrow. Today, it is a clear fact that the United States of America has always been built by true Patriots of their motherland, and one of these honored Patriots comes into view under the name of Samuel Huntington.

Samuel Huntington was a lawyer, statesman and Connecticut Patriot in the American Revolution. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress, who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the Articles of Confederation in 1778.

Samuel Huntington was also the President of the Continental Congress. Some historians suggest him to be the first President of the United States of America under the Articles of Confederation. However, the given suggestion still remains controversial for any particular discussion.

Birth and Early Years

Samuel Huntington was born in the Town of Scotland Parish (today it is known as the Town of Scotland), which broke off from the Town of Windham, Connecticut, allegedly on the 3rd day of July, 1731. The date of his birth was smudged in the old town records. Thus, there appeared two variations of his birth date. The first one was July 3rd, 1731, and the second one was July 5th, 1731.

Regardless of the town archives that contained certain date of Samuel Huntington's...