The Politics of Peace:
Benjamin Chew and the American Revolution

Chief Justice of Pennsylvania Benjamin Chew, Esq. (1722-1810)
was a third generation American: a patriot, a traitor, an Anglican,
a Quaker, and the father of a dozen daughters.

Throughout the six decades of his political career, Chew quietly
untied crucial legal and political knots, and, by doing so, facilitated
the growing sense of personal freedom that led directly to the
American Revolution.

In the coming months, this site will further explore how
Benjamin Chew, Esq. helped establish the personal and political
boundaries of our democracy.

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Updated: November 20, 2011

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Reenactment of the Walking Purchase for the Easton Conference

Chief Justice of Pennsylvania

Visit Benjamin Chew's Gravesite