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Robert Morris's FollyThe Architectural and Financial Failures of an American Founder$
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Ryan K. Smith

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300196047

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300196047.001.0001

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Robert Morris's Folly

Ryan K. Smith

Yale University Press

This chapter describes Morris's rise up the social and political ladder. Morris was more than just a signer of the Declaration, a US senator, or a supremely wealthy financier. He reached that rarified realm of movers and doers, of “founders”—one who could carry out an impossible war, oversee the writing and rewriting of constitutions, and move capitals.

Keywords:   Robert Morris, wealth, political influence, founders

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