Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Christian Influence Only in EARLY America?

Many today deny that religion played a strong role in America's history from the earliest days until now. Some who admit that the early colonies were religious may tend to think that religion had a diminishing influence before long.

The National Archives have an online exhibit of records of Congress. In one, they point out a petition that shows a strong religious mindset in 1890:

In 1890, for example the Philadelphia Board of Trade urged Congress to help establish a shipping line to West Africa in order to "promote American commerce, and the extension of freedom, humanity, civilization, and Christianity in one of the richest marts and most populous portions of the world.

Read more at the National Archives

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