Post to Cancel. Rodney was elected President of Delaware in 1778 under the new independent government. Rodney is best known for making his own midnight ride to vote for a declaration of independence from Great Britain on July 2, 1776.
Caesar Rodney and the American Revolution. Revolutionary War and Beyond Home.
Rodney's signature was later added with the other 55 signers to the formal Declaration of Independence. Delaware , constituent state of the United States of America. Custom Orders welcome.
Though there were no formal pictures of Caesar Rodney done during his lifetime, presumably because of the scars that were caused by his face cancer, this portrait was created in the 19th century.
Caesar Rodney pictured on the commemorative Delaware quarter. Or maybe your favorite Founding Fathers Quote on a travel mug. Rate this: Articles from Britannica Encyclopedias for elementary and high school students. He made his own "midnight ride" through the night of July 1st and arrived just as the votes were being cast on the 2nd.
Where was he and who was he? We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval. Rodney suffered from cancer and had a cancerous growth that had disfigured his face. McCabe said.
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Caesar Rodney was born near Dover, Delaware, to a moderately prosperous planter who died when Caesar was only 16. He was a member when the vote for independence was made, but was away in Delaware when the issue was being debated.
Constitution, on Dec. Actor Tim Parati is someone who has experienced the challenge of portraying Rodney. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica.