The Founding Fathers Loved Booze

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The Founding Fathers Loved Booze
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You know George Washington and John Hancock as Founding Fathers. But what about George Washington, successful whiskey distiller? Or John Hancock, fortified wine importer?

Take John Adams, second president of the United States and father of the sixth, who started each day with a tankard of cider. Adams also served as lawyer for Hancock, who got into a kerfuffle in 1768 when the British seized his sloop, the Liberty, in Boston Harbor, claiming - charges that didn't stick - that Hancock had avoided paying duties on most of his shipment of Madeira, a fortified wine.

Dating Fails: Happy 4th of July from Our Founding Fathers!

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The Founding Fathers are much creepier than they were in the history books...

Dating Fails: The Founding Fathers Want to Get Into Your Pants

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WARNING: Possibly anachronistic cussing. Except for Benjamin Franklin. That dude always had a potty mouth.

This doesn't seem too far off given the stories we've heard about Thomas Jefferson's propensity for slave-sexing.