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Caesar Rodney (1728)close

Caesar Rodney was one of Delaware's earliest heroes. Rodney, a strong supporter of the American Revolution, was a delegate in the First and Second Continental Congresses. He is remembered for his dramatic ride to Philadelphia on July 2, 1776, which enabled the Delaware delegation to vote two-to-one in favor of the Declaration of Independence. Rodney became Delaware's first President in 1778 and he was instrumental in guiding his state through ratification of the Articles of Confederation in 1779.

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