Today in History–December 12–the Library of Congress features founding father John Jay, born on this day in 1745. Jay had a long, full political career including president of the Continental Congress, author of several Federalist Papers, and first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Learn more about John Jay by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access related primary sources.
John Jay, One of the Nation’s Founding Fathers, Was Born from America’s Library
John Jay historical newspaper coverage 1789-1829
The Meaning of the Federalist Papers Citizen U lesson plan