Saturday, July 5, 2008

New Messages Religion in Our Early National Government, part 3

The Library of Congress has some interesting articles about our history. The following quote if from Religion and the Founding of the American Republic and comes right before several reproductions showing how our early faith and government were intertwined.

The first national government of the United States, was convinced that the "public prosperity" of a society depended on the vitality of its religion. Nothing less than a "spirit of universal reformation among all ranks and degrees of our citizens," Congress declared to the American people, would "make us a holy, that so we may be a happy people."

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