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Definition: President of the Continental Congress, Minister to Spain, author of the Treaty of Paris, the first Chief Justice of the U.S., and governor of New York. He also wrote the New York constitution and wrote several of The Federalist Papers.

Related Resources:
Colonial America
The backdrop to the story.

The Supreme Court
Learn more about the nation's top court.

Elsewhere on the Web:
The Federalist Papers
He wrote only 5 of the 85 Papers, but he was influential all the same.

America's Story: John Jay
An interesting biography of Jay.

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