A great star of William Few was born in 1748, Maryland when his family had emigrated from England to Pennsylvania in the 1680s, and later moved to Maryland. As a child William Few was brought up in poverty hence he did not receive high education. He had seen the heartbroken incidents in his family when his father and brother involved their hands with the frontiersmen who opposed the views of Royal Governor. As a result, his brother was hanged and once again his father was moved to another place called Georgia.
As a boy William remained alone to bring up the aims of his father in politics. As a self-independent and as self-educated person William Few proved himself as a great leader and entered politics. With his confidence he was elected to the Georgia provincial congress in 1776 and he did not entered politics by namesake but to serve the people h entered the politics and with his self-enthusiasm fulfillment he served for two years during the war.
He was well known in Georgia to serve the people from attacks and his sacrificed leadership fascinated the people to reelect him and gave him the positions of surveyor-general, Indian commissioner and also in the field of Continental Congress (1780-88) and the Georgia Assembly (1783). His dedication to political responsibilities made to join in the regiment of Richmond’s country. His active participation as well as the fulfillment of his skill in military duties was excellent to save the Georgia when it faced the threat of invasion by a force of Loyalist.
His political and miltary experience enabled him to develop patience to serve the people from slavery , and to preserve his forces as key issues to defeat small enemy parties without the loss of his men. William spent much of his time writing about politics in the convention of Philadelphia, which is also known as Federal convention to deal the problems of United States of America. The issues that he voted at the convention are the question of power, the fight for bill of rights and the problem of slavery.
He wanted for his State of Georgia to be free from various manifestations of violence and to be State with ancient culture and history of open-mindedness and respect of human rights as well as the democratic State, which is capable to produce products to compete with the world. William Few’s life is a scope economic and social development to his future generation. Though he did not play active role in convention, the most important issue that he needed in the convention was to drive the British rule out of Georgia.
Because of his great leadership the people of Georgia elected William Few as one of its real star of United States senators. He was elected as the deputy to represent the Convention of the United States, to be assembled at Philadelphia. During his spent of time in Philadelphia, the main purpose by him is to develop and discuss the modifications and advanced provisions which are necessary to make the Federal Constitution adequate to the need of the Union government.
Basically, the Constitution divided the national government into three branches: the legislative (the Congress, which consists of a House of Representatives and a Senate), the executive (headed by the president), and the judicial (the federal courts). This separation of groups represents the duties of each branch and its significant freedom from the others. Each branch is associated with some authority over the others by the authorization of checks. The key issues that he discussed at the convention were to form a more perfect defense to create justice, and secure the blessings of liberty for present and future generations.
Hence the name of William Few is sprinkled in the history that achieved an enduring fame. His courage, risk-taking, a passion for his duty in different roles as a surveyor-general, Indian commissioner and so on had recognized him with a strong determination as one of the great senators.
References: Bradford, M. M. 1994. Founding Fathers: Brief Lives of the Framers of the United States Constitution. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas. Farrand, Max, ed. 1937.