Michelle Obama reminded attendees of a Naturalization Ceremony Wednesday that the Founding Fathers weren’t born American. The ceremony for 50 new U.S. citizens was held at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
She said during her speech, referring to the Declaration of Independence, “It’s amazing that just a few feet from here where I’m standing are the signatures of the 56 Founders who put their names on a Declaration that changed the course of history, and like the 50 of you, none of them were born American – they became American.”
Excuse me? Did she actually mean that those who signed the Declaration of Independence and participated in the drafting of the Constitution were not born in America? No. It has been interpreted that way. There was no USA when they were born.
Benjamin Franklin was born in Pennsylvania.
Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and James Madison were born in Virginia.
John Adams was born in Massachusetts.
Only eight of the 56 founders were not born in north America.
The one inaccuracy she did make was the THE CONSTITUTION WAS NOT SIGNED IN WASHINGTON D.C.! It was signed in Philadelphia.