The surprising ages of the Founding Fathers on July 4, 1776

For the Journal of the American Revolution, Todd Andrlik compiled a list of the ages of the key participants in the Revolutionary War as of July 4, 1776. Many of them were surprisingly young:

Marquis de Lafayette,18
James Monroe, 18

Gilbert Stuart, 20

Aaron Burr, 20

Alexander Hamilton, 21

Betsy Ross, 24

James Madison, 25
Thomas Jefferson, 33
John Adams, 40
Paul Revere, 41
George Washington,
44
Samuel Adams, 53

Puts a different perspective on things. Buncha punk kids…