- Benjamin Franklin, at 81, was the oldest stateman attending the Constitutional Convention. He was the only one of the Founding Fathers to have signed all four historical documents which taken together provided the foundation for our new nation. Those documents included:
- He had doubts and misgivings about the new Constitution, which can be seen in the sidebar containing his statements at the end of the Convention.
- Due to poor health, Mr. Franklin needed help to sign the Constitution and did so with tears streaming down his face.