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Many American Revolutionaries were much younger than you might think when they declared independence from Britain

Business Insider Logo By Megan Harney,Lindsay DeMunno of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 29: How old were the American Revolutionaries when the colonies declared independence from Britain in 1776?  Some were older, like Thomas Jefferson who was 33, John Hancock who was 39, or Benjamin Franklin who was 70. Others were shockingly young - even teenagers. James Monroe, for example, was 18 and Alexander Hamilton was 21. All Things Liberty compiled a list of the ages of famous people at the start of the American Revolution. Here's everyone who was younger than 25 on July 4, 1776, including a the youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence:

How old were the American Revolutionaries when the colonies declared independence from Britain in 1776?

Some were older, like Thomas Jefferson who was 33, John Hancock who was 39, or Benjamin Franklin who was 70. Others were shockingly young - even teenagers. James Monroe, for example, was 18 and Alexander Hamilton was 21.

All Things Liberty compiled a list of the ages of famous people at the start of the American Revolution.

Here's everyone who was younger than 25 on July 4, 1776, including a the youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence:

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