07/01/2011 09:57 am ET | Updated Aug 31, 2011

July 4th: Marital Histories Of America's Founding Fathers

Every July 4th, we celebrate the values that define the quintessential American spirit: community, hard work, individualism, and freedom. These are the principles embedded in our Constitution--they are the principles our elected representatives purportedly prize in their personal lives and work to uphold while in office. But, as we've seen in recent weeks, these values do not necessarily extend to the marriages of these politicians.

So we asked ourselves, is this trend in infidelity the product of the modern age, or are dysfunctional marriages as integral to American history as our founding documents themselves? We decided to find out, looking into the marital histories of our seven founding fathers. Click through the slides below and decide, which of America's founding fathers made good husbands:

The Marital Histories Of Our Founding Fathers