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10 Things About the Founding Fathers

By Jacob & Benzkofer, Chicago Tribune - July 3, 2011

The people who founded this nation aren't moldy mannequins in history's closet — they're inspirational figures for modern America as we celebrate the Fourth of July holiday. Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich recently said he had a "man crush" on Alexander Hamilton, and Sarah Palin got into a debate about Paul Revere. So here's to life, liberty and the pursuit of historical trivia:

1 Paul Revere did not shout "The British are coming!" Stop and think about it — he was a British subject at the time.

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