John Locke: How a Great Philosopher Influenced the Founding of America

TweetShareShare The Founding Fathers of the United States of America had many influences, but possibly none more than John Locke (1632-1704). Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton and John Madison revered Locke. John Quincy Adams penned, “The Declaration of Independence [was]…founded upon one and the same theory of government…expounded in the writings of Locke.” But who was…

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The Black Robe Regiment: How a Group of Patriots Founded America

TweetShareShareThey were called the “Black Robe Regiment.” A group of patriots who served in Congress, presided over influential American schools, led troops in the Revolutionary War, signed the Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights and other important founding documents. Their names? JOHN WITHERSPOON (President of Princeton) JOHN P. MUHLENBERG (Revolutionary War General) FREDERICK A. MUHLENBERG…

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Pilgrims, the Mayflower and Squanto: The Real Story of Thanksgiving

Pilgrim Thanksgiving

TweetShareShare    This week we celebrate Thanksgiving Day. It’s a day we gather for turkey and dressing, sweet potatoes and pie. We’ll congregate with friends and family, watch football and hunt Black Friday specials. Most of us will share gratitude for something or someone. But in 1621, the first Thanksgiving feast happened for none of…

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