A Politician, lawyer, governor, revolutionary, diplomat, Founding Father, and the first Chief Justice of the United States of America

Yes, John Jay was all of those, and more. Jay was definitely one of the most important and influential people in the 1700s. In fact, Jay was the only Founding Father that held so many important offices and positions! He even managed to gradually emancipate the slaves of New York. Click here to start reading more about this great Founding Father.

Also, links to more information are inserted throughout the website. Click on one of them to learn more! =)


Click to read John Jay's Federalist Papers

Click to read the Address of the Convention of the Representatives of the State of New York to Their Constituents

Click to read the Jay Treaty

Click to read a book of John Jay's letters

Click here for another book about John Jay written by his son, William

Click here for the Jay Genealogy

“No power on earth has a right to take our property from us without our consent.” John Jay Copyright ©2011


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