the group of men including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin who helped to start the US as a country and to establish its government. They wrote the US's most important political documents, including the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and the Bill of Rights.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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