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Roger Sherman

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Roger Sherman (April 19, 1721 – July 23, 1793) was an American politician. He was from Connecticut. He is the only person to have signed the Articles of Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and the United States Constitution: the four great documents of the starting of the United States. He served in the Continental Congress for several years. Along with Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, John Adams and Robert Livingstone, he was one of the people who helped write the Declaration of Independence. Sherman created the Great (Connecticut) Compromise at the Constitutional Convention. After the Constitution was passed, he was a Congressman and Senator from Connecticut. He also proposed a two-house legislature. Roger Sherman started out as a poor boy in Connecticut. His first career was shoe-making.