Do you know what all of these famous people have in common?

Please read all of this post, there is a reason all of this names are here.

Constitutional Convention Delegates

Richard Basseti – Governor of DE

William Blount – U.S. Senator
George Clymer – U.S. Representative
William Few – U.S. Senator
Benjamin Franklin
William Houston – Lawyer
William S. Johnson
William Livingston – Governor of NJ
James Madison – 4th U.S. President
George Mason – Justice of VA
John Francis Mercer – U.S. Rep.
Charles Pickney III – Governor of SC
John Rutledge – Chief Justice
Richard D. Spaight – Governor of NC
George Washington
John Witherspoon
George Wythe – Justice of VA
John Adams
John Quincy Adams
Grover Cleveland
James Garfield
William Henry Harrison
Andrew Jackson
Thomas Jefferson
Abraham Lincoln
James Madison
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
John Tyler
George Washington
Woodrow Wilson
Konrad Adenauer
Henry Fountain Ashurst
William Jennings Bryan
Winston Churchill
Henry Clay
Pierre du Pont
Benjamin Franklin
Alexander Hamilton
Patrick Henry
William Penn
Daniel Webster
Military Leaders
Alexander the Great – Greek Ruler
John Barry – Senior Navy Officer
Stonewall Jackson – Civil War General
John Paul Jones – Father of the American Navy
Robert E. Lee – Civil War General
Douglas MacArthur – U.S. General
George Patton – U.S. General
Matthew Perry – naval officer who opened up trade with Japan
John Pershing – U.S. General
David Dixon Porter – Civil War Admiral
U.S. Supreme Court Judges
John Jay
John Marshall
John Rutledge
Sandra Day O’Connor
George Washington Carver
Pierre Curie
Albert Einstein
Michael Faraday – electrochemist
Oliver Heaviside – physicist and electromagnetism researcher
T.H. Huxley
Blaise Pascal
Booker T. Washington
Erik Demaine – Popular Science Mag: One of the Most Brilliant Scientists in America
William Blake
John Singleton Copley
Claude Monet
Grandma Moses
Charles Peale
Leonardo da Vinci
Andrew Wyeth
Jamie Wyeth

Religious Leaders
Joan of Arc
William Carey
Jonathan Edwards
Philipp Melancthon
Dwight L. Moody
John Newton
John Owen
Hudson Taylor
John & Charles Wesley
Brigham Young
Alexander Graham Bell – invented the telephone
John Moses Browning – firearms inventor and designer
Peter Cooper – invented skyscraper, built first U.S. commercial locomotive
Thomas Edison – invented the stock ticker, mimeograph, phonograph, and perfected the electric light bulb
Benjamin Franklin – invented the lightning rod
Elias Howe – invented sewing machine
William Lear – airplane creator
Cyrus McCormick – invented grain reaper
Guglielmo Marconi – developed radio
Eli Whitney – invented the cotton gin
Sir Frank Whittle – invented turbo jet engine
Orville and Wilbur Wright – built the first successful airplane
Irving Berlin
on Bruckner
Noel Coward
Felix Mendelssohn
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Francis Poulenc
John Philip Sousa
Hans Christian Anderson
Margaret Atwood
Pearl S. Buck
William F. Buckley, Jr.
Willa Cather
Agatha Christie
Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)
Charles Dickens
Robert Frost – Pulitzer Prize-winning poet
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Alex Haley
Brett Harte
L. Ron Hubbard
C.S. Lewis
Amy Lowell
Gabriela Mistral
Sean O’Casey
Christopher Paolini – author of #1 NY Times bestseller, Eragon
Isabel Paterson
Beatrix Potter – author of the beloved Peter Rabbit Tales
Carl Sandburg
George Bernard Shaw
Mattie J. T. Stepanek – 11-year-old author of Heartsongs
Mercy Warren
Phillis Wheatley
Walt Whitman
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Amos Bronson Alcott – innovative teacher, father of Louisa May Alcott
Catharine Beecher – co-founder of the Hartford Female Seminary
Jill Ker Conway – first woman president of Smith College
Timothy Dwight – President of Yale University
William Samuel Johnson – President of Columbia College
Horace Mann – “Father of the American Common School”
Charlotte Mason – Founder of Charlotte Mason College of Education
Fred Terman – President of Stanford University
Frank Vandiver – President of Texas A&M University
Booker T. Washington – Founder of Tuskegee Institute
John Witherspoon – President of Princeton University
Business Entrepreneurs
Andrew Carnegie – wealthy steel industrialist
Amadeo Giannini – Bank of America’s founder
Horace Greeley – New York Tribune founder
Soichiro Honda – creator of the Honda automobile company
Peter Kindersley – book illustrator and publisher
Ray Kroc – founder of McDonald’s fast food restaurant chain
Jimmy Lai – newspaper publisher; founder of Giordano International
Dr. Orison Swett Marden – founder, Success magazine
Adolph Ochs – New York Times founder
Joseph Pulitzer – newspaper publisher; established Pulitzer Prize
Colonel Harland Sanders – started Kentucky Fried Chicken
Dave Thomas – founder of the Wendy’s restaurant chain
Mariah Witcher – founder of Mariahs Famous Cookies
Daniel Mills – founder of Salem Ridge Press
Abigail Adams – Wife of John Adams; mother of John Quincy Adams
Ansel Adams – Photographer
Susan B. Anthony – reformer and women’s rights leader
John James Audubon – ornithologist and artist
Clara Barton – Started the Red Cross
Elizabeth Blackwell – first woman in the U.S. to receive a medical degree
John Burroughs – Naturalist
George Rogers Clark – Explorer
Davy Crockett – frontiersman
Eric Hoffer – social philosopher
Sam Houston – lawyer; first president of the Republic of Texas
Charles Evans Hughes – jurist; Chief Justice
Mary D. Leakey – fossil hunter; wife of Richard Leakey
Tamara McKinney – World Cup Skier
Harriet Martineau – first woman sociologist
Margaret Mead – cultural anthropologist
John Stuart Mill – Free-market Economist
Charles Louis Montesquieu – Philosopher
John Muir – naturalist
Florence Nightingale – Nurse
Thomas Paine – political writer during the American Revolution
Bill Ridell – Newspaperman
Will Rogers – Humorist
Bertrand Russell – Logician
Jim Ryan – World Runner
Albert Schweitzer – Physician
Sir Ernest Shackleton – Explorer
Herbert Spencer – philosopher, sociologist
Gloria Steinem – founder and long-time editor of Ms. magazine
Jason Taylor – plays in the National Football League
Mary Walker – Civil War physician; recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor
Lester Frank Ward – “Father of American Sociology”
Martha Washington – George Washington’s wife
Frances E. C. Willard – educator, temperance leader, and suffragist
Frank Lloyd Wright – Architect
Elijah ben Solomon Zalman – Jewish scholar
Balaram Stack – Award winning Surfer
Lia Del Priore – Award Winning Gymnast
Taylor Gladstone – Ballerina

Do you know what all of these famous people have in common?
They were all home schooled.
Home schooling was good enough for these people, so why not for my siblings and myself?


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