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.