Monthly Archives: June 2010

Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736–June 6, 1799), was an American Revolutionary leader and orator, who spoke the phrase, “Give me Liberty or give me death!” He was a member of the Continental Congress and was instrumental in writing the Constitution of … Continue reading

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Founding Father: Supreme Court Chief Justice John Jay

John Jay (December 12, 1745–May 17, 1829), was the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, having been appointed by President George Washington. He was a member of the First and Second Continental Congresses and served as the President … Continue reading

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Founding Father: Benjamin Rush

Benjamin Rush (January 4, 1745–April 19, 1813), was a physician, educator and philanthropist. He was a member of the Continental Congress, 1776–77, and signed the Declaration of Independence. In 1774, he helped found and was president of the Pennsylvania Society … Continue reading

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United States Senate Resolution & George Washington

On April 27, 1789, the Senate, and two days later the House, passed a resolution in Congress giving instructions with regard to the Inauguration of George Washington as the first President of the United States: Resolved, That after the oath … Continue reading

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God & Government: Delaware Constitution

George Read (September 18, 1733–September 21, 1798), was a signer of the Declaration of Independence; a signer of the U.S. Constitution; a delegate from Delaware to the Constitutional Convention; a U.S. Senator, 1789–93; and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court … Continue reading

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New England Confederation

(May 19, 1643), was the first document in America where colonies united themselves. The colonists of New Plymouth, New Haven, Massachusetts & Connecticut, covenanted together, stated: The Articles of Confederation between the plantations under the government of Massachusetts, the plantations … Continue reading

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God & Government: The Mayflower Compact

This week we will feature a series of quotes taken from Quotations : An Exhaustive  Collection of Profound Quotes from Founding Fathers, Presidents, Statesmen, Scientists, Constitutions, Court Decisions . . . (CD version) by William J. Federer, 2001, AmeriSearch: St. Louis, … Continue reading

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