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Here is a complete list of all Founding Fathers in Civilization IV: Colonization.

All Founding Fathers except those in the Political category require a combination of points to recruit. Exploration fathers require both Political points and Exploration points, Religious require Political and Religion points, etc.

Unlike Colonization, fathers are now exclusive, like Great Wonders in Civ games. In other words, if a rival power recruits a certain father, you will not be able get that father.

Political[]

Image Founding Father Benefits
Samuel Adams (Civ4Col).png Samuel Adams Increases Liberty Bell production by the tax rate.
Ben Franklin (Civ4Col).png Ben Franklin +3 Liberty Bells per Printing Press and Newspaper.
Patrick Henry (Civ4Col).png Patrick Henry +3 Liberty Bells per Town Hall.
Washington Irving (Civ4Col).png Washington Irving +1 Liberty Bell per Schoolhouse, +2 Liberty Bells per College, +3 Liberty Bells per University.
John Jay (Civ4Col).png John Jay +25% Liberty Bells per settlement.
James Madison (Civ4Col).png James Madison 3 Guns per Armory, Magazine, and Arsenal.
Thomas Paine (Civ4Col).png Thomas Paine Increases hammer production by the tax rate.
Pocahontas (Civ4Col).png Pocahontas Strengthens relations with the natives.
Betsy Ross (Civ4Col).png Betsy Ross +3 Cloth from Weaver's House, Weaver's Shop, and Textile Mill.
Alexis de Tocqueville (Civ4Col).png Alexis de Tocqueville +50% education in every settlement, +3 Liberty Bells per University.
John Winthrop (Civ4Col).png John Winthrop +1 Cross per Town Hall.

Exploration[]

Image Founding Father Benefits
Vasco Nunez de Balboa (Civ4Col).png Vasco Nunez de Balboa +25% defense per settlement.
Juan de Bermudez (Civ4Col).png Juan de Bermudez +1 movement for Caravels, Merchantmen, and Galleons.
Pedro Alvares Cabral (Civ4Col).png Pedro Alvares Cabral Sailing to and from Europe takes 50% less time.
Alexander von Humboldt (Civ4Col).png Alexander von Humboldt +50% production of College and University.
Juan Ponce de Leon (Civ4Col).png Juan Ponce de Leon Twice as likely to receive Treasure from Ancient Ruins.
Lewis and Clark (Civ4Col).png Lewis and Clark Pioneers require 50% less Tools, +1 movement for Wagon Trains.
Jacques Marquette (Civ4Col).png Jacques Marquette +1 movement for Scouts.
Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada (Civ4Col).png Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada Reveals all tiles containing Burial Grounds or Ancient Ruins.
John Smith (Civ4Col).png John Smith Native lands cost 50% less to purchase.
Giovanni da Verrazano (Civ4Col).png Giovanni da Verrazano Provides 1 Caravel.

Religion[]

Image Founding Father Benefits
William Brewster (Civ4Col).png William Brewster Native land costs 25% less to purchase.
Bartolome de las Casas (Civ4Col).png Bartolome de las Casas +50% native conversion rate from Missions.
John Harvard (Civ4Col).png John Harvard Free Schoolhouse for each settlement.
Nathanial Hawthorne (Civ4Col).png Nathanial Hawthorne Provides 3 Elder Statesmen.
Thomas Hooker (Civ4Col).png Thomas Hooker Provides 3 Jesuit Missionaries.
Sor Juana (Civ4Col).png Sor Juana +3 Crosses per Church and Cathedral.
Gabriel Lallemant (Civ4Col).png Gabriel Lallemant +50% production of Church and Cathedral.
Gregorio de Mattos e Guerra (Civ4Col).png Gregorio de Mattos e Guerra +2 Liberty Bells per Church, +3 Liberty Bells per Cathedral.
William Penn (Civ4Col).png William Penn +3 Crosses per Town Hall, strengthens relations with the natives.
Juan de Sepulveda (Civ4Col).png Juan de Sepulveda Provides 2 converted natives.
Roger Williams (Civ4Col).png Roger Williams +25% conversion rate from Missions, strengthens relations with the natives.

Trade[]

Image Founding Father Benefits
John Jacob Astor (Civ4Col).png John Jacob Astor +50% Furs per settlement.
Lord Baltimore (Civ4Col).png Lord Baltimore Increases Cross production by the tax rate.
Alexander Hamilton (Civ4Col).png Alexander Hamilton +3 hammers per Town Hall.
Cyrus McCormick (Civ4Col).png Cyrus McCormick +1 food on plots with at least 2 food, +50% Sugar per settlement.
Peter Minuit (Civ4Col).png Peter Minuit Units cost 25% less to purchase in Europe.
John Rolfe (Civ4Col).png John Rolfe +25% Tobacco per settlement.
Adam Smith (Civ4Col).png Adam Smith +50% production of Textile Mill, Coat Factory, Rum Factory, and Cigar Factory.
Eli Whitney (Civ4Col).png Eli Whitney +50% Cotton per settlement.
Jan de Witt (Civ4Col).png Jan de Witt 50% fewer Tools needed to construct buildings.

Military[]

Image Founding Father Benefits
Ethan Allen (Civ4Col).png Ethan Allen Free promotion of Ranger I and Mountaineer I for Gunpowder Units.
Francisco de Coronado (Civ4Col).png Francisco de Coronado +1 movement for Dragoons.
Hernan Cortes (Civ4Col).png Hernan Cortes Free Stockade for each settlement.
Diego Velazquez de Cuellar (Civ4Col).png Diego Velazquez de Cuellar Provides 3 Indentured Servants.
Marquis de La Fayette (Civ4Col).png Marquis de La Fayette Increases Gun production by the tax rate.
John Paul Jones (Civ4Col).png John Paul Jones Provides 1 Frigate.
Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve (Civ4Col).png Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve Free promotion of Formation for Gunpowder Units, +1 movement for converted natives.
Dom Pedro I (Civ4Col).png Dom Pedro I +50% Great General emergence, free promotion of Veteran I and Minuteman I for Gunpowder and Mounted Units.
Francisco Pizarro (Civ4Col).png Francisco Pizarro Free promotion of Looter for Gunpowder Units.
Chief Powhatan (Civ4Col).png Chief Powhatan +50% strength for converted natives.
Hernando de Soto (Civ4Col).png Hernando de Soto Free promotion of Grenadier I for Gunpowder Units.
Colonization games [edit]
Original version of Sid Meier's Colonization (1994)

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Remake Civilization IV: Colonization (2008)

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Fan Created version FreeCol (2003-Present)
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