Peg legs, 15-year-old mistresses and $1000 bribes: 5 surprising stories about the love lives of our Founding Fathers

In honor of Valentine’s Day the Constitution Center is taking a look at the romantic, and sometimes scandalous, love lives of the men who gave us our constitution.

Below, staff member Mark Kehres takes you on a tour of the Center’s Signers’ Hall Exhibition, letting you in on some of the delegates’ spiciest secrets.

Gouverneur Morris - Peg legs and angry husbands:

James Madison – The 15-year-old mistress:

George Washington – Getting down on the dance floor:

Alexander Hamilton – The $1000-a-year bribe:

Benjamin Franklin - Hazardous to his health:

Video by Jenna Winterle. Hosted by Mark Kehres.

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