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  Founding Fathers
Other founding documents: The Declaration of Independence, The U.S. Constitution, The Bill of Rights, and other Amendments to the Constitution.
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Take a look at this collection of over 250 inspiring bits of wisdom and other quotes from our founding fathers.
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  Religion of the Founding Fathers of America
All 55 delegates who participated in the Constitutional Convention of 1787 are regarded as Founding Fathers, in fact, they are often regarded as the Founding Fathers because it is this group that actually debated, drafted and signed the U.S. Constitution, which is the basis for the country's political and legal system.
Along with taking up arms and supporting military action against the British, a large proportion of Quaker Founding Father officially renounced or were expelled from the ardently pacifistic denomination they had been raised in and joined another denomination (usually Episcopalianism).
Of course, virtually all of the "Founding Fathers" had multiple roles in the formation of the country, in the broad sense that takes into account military leadership, financial sponsorship, various miscellaneous state and federal positions, etc. But there were many individuals who had multiple roles among categorie of Founding Fathers ennumerated on this page.
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 WWFFD? Who cares? - Los Angeles Times   (Site not responding. Last check: )
You could speak out against slavery and still be a founding father, as long as you did not insist on its abolition, as many did who aren't in the pantheon.
The Constitution produced by the founding fathers lacked the enlightenment of some of the colonial charters of several generations earlier, most notably the laws of Pennsylvania that barred slavery, refused to raise militias and insisted on fair-minded treaties with Indians.
Slavery was the most celebrated flaw of the founding fathers, but they also set the stage for the genocide of about 10 million American Indians and did not even entirely reject colonialism.
www.latimes.com /news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-kurlansky4jul04,0,4231520.story?coll=la-news-comment-opinions   (843 words)

 Founding Fathers
Father of modem animation and founder of a very thinly disguised Disneyland empire, he is portrayed as someone who, in spite of benign initial intentions, quickly falls under the sway of Patchett.
Politically "expedient, smart," Exley publicly admires and privately seeks the destruction of Smith, who is, in a sinister sense, the spiritual father of the LAPD (everyone on the forces is "Lad" to him, and he exercises a pervasive influence throughout the L.A. Quartet).
After the novel's accumulated horrors, this posthumous newspaper tribute to guilt-ridden founding fathers is a grimly satiric comment on the robustness of the mythocizing impulse.
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 Founding Fathers
The United States of America was in no manner founded on Christian or Jewish principles; quite the contrary the founding fathers found organized religion, particularly Christianity, Catholicism or Protestantism, to be the bloodiest religion in the history of the human race.
At the time of his death, Tom Paine was acknowledged by his peers, other founding fathers, to have accomplished more for human freedom, for the abolition of physical and mental slavery, and for the brotherhood of mankind than any other American.
Psychoanalysis concludes that he really is the Father, clothed in the grandeur in which he once appeared to the small child.
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 Founding Fathers, Constitution Day Materials, Pocket Constitution Book, US Constitution, Bill of Rights   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Many of the Founding Fathers were at the Constitutional Convention, where the Constitution was hammered out and ratified.
For purposes of this website, “Founding Fathers” are individuals who had a significant impact on the Constitution either directly or indirectly.
I found this wording on the web site for the book at...and it is the best way for me to tell readers why I thought this book was excellent.
www.constitutionfacts.com /Founding_Fathers/Founding.htm   (861 words)

 The Christian Nation Myth
Fundamentalist Christians are currently working overtime to convince the American public that the founding fathers intended to establish this country on "biblical principles," but history simply does not support their view.
Our founding fathers established a religiously neutral nation, and a tragedy of our time is that so many people are striving to undo all that was accomplished by the wisdom of the founding fathers who framed for us a constitution that would protect the religious freedom of everyone regardless of personal creed.
Separation of church and state is what the founding fathers wanted for the nation, and we must never allow anyone to distort history to make it appear otherwise.
www.infidels.org /library/modern/farrell_till/myth.html   (4545 words)

 WallBuilders | Resources | The Founding Fathers and Slavery
Even though the issue of slavery is often raised as a discrediting charge against the Founding Fathers, the historical fact is that slavery was not the product of, nor was it an evil introduced by, the Founding Fathers; slavery had been introduced to America nearly two centuries before the Founders.
May the great and the equal Father of the human race, who has expressly declared His abhorrence of oppression, and that He is no respecter of persons, succeed a design so laudably calculated to undo the heavy burdens, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke.
The truth is that it was the Founding Fathers who were responsible for planting and nurturing the first seeds for the recognition of fl equality and for the eventual end of slavery.
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 Founding Fathers   (Site not responding. Last check: )
By then, of course, every company veteran knew the legend: How Hewlett came in one weekend to work and found the equipment storeroom locked; how he supposedly broke it open and left a note insisting that it not be locked again because HP trusted its people.
For example, returning from his stint as deputy secretary of defense in the early 1970s, Packard found the company on the verge of borrowing $100 million in long-term debt to cover cash-flow shortfalls.
The company was founded in 1973 and led by former HP manager James Treybig, MBA ’68, until his departure two years ago.
www.stanfordalumni.org /news/magazine/1998/julaug/articles/founding_fathers/founding_fathers.html   (3848 words)

 Quartz Hill School of Theology
The founding fathers of this country did not acknowledge this message.
Some Christians are currently arguing that the concept of separating church and state was not in the minds of the founding fathers, and that it is a recent and pernicious doctrine that is the result of Supreme Court decisions in the 1950's and 60s.
It is a matter of simple historical fact that the United States was not founded as, nor was it ever intended to be, a Christian nation.
www.theology.edu /journal/volume2/ushistor.htm   (4338 words)

 Founding Fathers
The Founding Fathers of our society were, almost to the man, thoughtful, ambitious, well-educated and discursive people.
The Founding Fathers lived in a world where most people only traveled as far as they could walk and no one had flush toilets, fertilizer, antibiotics or the internet.
The limitations that the Founding Fathers placed on "one man, one vote" were almost all designed to bias the electorate towards men of education, knowledge, social responsibility.
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 Our Founding Fathers Were NOT Christians
Thirteen governments [of the original states] thus founded on the natural authority of the people alone, without a pretence of miracle or mystery, and which are destined to spread over the northern part of that whole quarter of the globe, are a great point gained in favor of the rights of mankind."
I have contemplated their order from the Magi of the East to the Saints of the West and I have found no difference of character, but of more or less caution, in proportion to their information or ignorance on whom their interested duperies were to be played off.
The father of this country was very private about his beliefs, but it is widely considered that he was a Deist like his colleagues.
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 Founding Fathers
In this essay I wish to address a common fallacy often put forward by conservative politicians that the "Founding Fathers" as a whole supported the platform that is currently advocated by the far right wing of the Republican party.
As I will show, the "Founding Fathers" held diverse philosophies that ranged from support of states’ rights to support of strong central government, from opposition to taxes to support of a progressive system of income tax as a way of addressing social ills, and from a strongly religious to a strongly atheist point of view.
Any attempt to portray the "Founding Fathers" as holding a set, conservative viewpoint ignores the diverse philosophies that went into the establishment of the American system of government.
www.angelfire.com /ca2/kushana/America.html   (3059 words)

 Amazon.com: Founding Fathers: DVD: Carol Berkin,Annette Gordon Reed,Hal Holbrook,Richard Brookhiser,Michael York,Keith ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This movie really does not give you a more human view of the Founding Fathers and indeed some of the historians interviewed sound more like tabloid reporters rather then serious scholars who are asked to talk about a story that is as important as the American Revolution.
You will learn that each Founding Fathers has different reason to join the revolution, not all of them get along with each other, they came with many flaws just like humans, and not all of them were respected after the end of the revolution.
The DVD is begin with the seed of the revolution, why each Founding Fathers decided to join the revolution, the Declaration of Independence, the Revolutionary War, and the creation of the U.S constitution along with the Bill of Rights.
www.amazon.com /Founding-Fathers-Carol-Berkin/dp/B00004ZETI   (1401 words)

 The 'Founding Fathers' by Ryan McMaken
The term "Founding Fathers" does much to mislead us about the origins of American government.
The invocation of the Founding Fathers as a unified group singularly uncritical of the Constitution and godlike in their wisdom is quite convenient in creating myths of American exceptionalism.
The big fly in the ointment of this story is the state of American politics during the 1790’s – an era of consistent growth in government power that produced some of the most tyrannical policies and apocalyptic rhetoric in American political history.
www.lewrockwell.com /mcmaken/mcmaken110.html   (1515 words)

 Our Founding Fathers of America   (Site not responding. Last check: )
There are several "Christian" groups, mostly fundamentalists, that are trying to change our American history, by stating that the founding fathers and other patriots were "Christians" who wanted this country to be a "Christian" Nation.
Our founding fathers and patriots were highly Spiritual, but were Deists, Unitarians and others that rejected the old and new testaments.
Let us remain determined to keep this country as it was originally founded; we cannot tolerate any group trying to change our laws to assume control of this nation.
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 Founding Fathers Religion Debate and Poll
Patrick Henry made a number of statements suggesting that our nation was founded on belief in God, and that it was important to acknowledge God in civic affairs, but Henry lost the battle to put religion in the Constitution.
In some instances they have been seen to erect a spiritual tyranny on the ruins of the civil authority; on many instances they have been seen upholding the thrones of political tyranny; in no instance have they been the guardians of the liberties of the people.
What is surprising is when fundamentalist Christians think the Founding Fathers' faith had anything to do with the Bible.
www.youdebate.com /DEBATES/founding_fathers_religion.HTM   (1822 words)

 The Founding Fathers & the Classics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Fortunately for the young Founding Fathers, the teachers of the day exercised their students in Greek and Latin, so that their pupils could meet the rigorous entrance requirements of colonial colleges.
In the classics, the Founding Fathers found their heroes and villains, and they also detected warning signs along the road of statecraft on which they would tread.
One of the best ways of demonstrating our respect for our Founding Fathers, and our dedication to the principles of liberty they bequeathed to us, is to study the books they studied.
www.grecoreport.com /the_founding_fathers_&_the_classics.htm   (2723 words)

 Christian America Founding Fathers   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Benjamin Rush (1744-1813) a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was considered by his peers to be one of the most prominent of the Founding Fathers, alongside Ben Franklin, George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson.
He was also called the "Father of American Psychiatry", a statement found on his grave to this day.
Benjamin Rush was another of the majority of the Founding Fathers who would be enraged at being called an atheist, agnostic, or deist!
www.christianamerica.com /foundingfathers/ben_rush.htm   (713 words)

 Founding Fathers - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For over two hundred years the Founding Fathers of America have been a source of wisdom and insight for Americans.
Perhaps the most disturbing results from the study came from the free-response section of the test, in which students were given a broad prompt word, such as “freedom,” and invited to expand on the subject with regard to their knowledge of the founding of America.
Our founding fathers were remarkable in many ways, and if our students would simply realize this they would have a great appreciation for these men and their accomplishments without having to invent outlandish backgrounds for them.
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 Masonic Foundations of the U.S.
I found the work obvious and easy, and that His past composed the most beautiful morsel of morality which has been given to us by man. The syllabus is therefore of His doctrines, not all of mine.
The President found the splendor of music and drums, of flying colors, of many Masons in their symbolic regalia, of happy spectators generally.
The Square is found in the usual Masonic position with the intersection of Canal St. and Louisiana Ave.
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 Michael Knox Beran on Founding Fathers National Review Online
This — the fact that during the last decade or so the Founding Fathers have begun to be treated by a number of historians in an uncharacteristic way: with respect.
For you see if slavery becomes the principal moral yardstick by which we measure the Founding Fathers, a number of them must automatically be reduced to the status of scoundrels.
Possibly; but take a look at the way scholars treated the founding of the republic during much of the last century, and you may begin to agree with me that wariness is justified.
www.nationalreview.com /comment/beran200312290000.asp   (2150 words)

 Founding Fathers   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The drive to found a new and better world was also driven by dissatisfaction with the Divine Right of Kings, taxation without representation, and a religious intolerance.
The American Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence exactly 150 years after Francis Bacon's death.
In a sense, Bacon can be seen as the Godfather to the Founding Fathers.
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 Religious beliefs of the Founding Fathers
They try to depict the founding fathers as pious Christians who wanted the United States to be a Christian nation, with laws that favored Christians and Christianity.
He wrote that he found among the lawyers 'noble and gallant achievments" but among the clergy, the "pretended sanctity of some absolute dunces".
The Treaty of Tripoli, passed by the U.S. Senate in 1797, read in part: "The government of the United States is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion." The treaty was written during the Washington administration, and sent to the Senate during the Adams administration.
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Of those 55 Founding Fathers, we know what their sworn public confessions were.
It took them 10 years to finish the project, but they found that the three men most quoted by the Founding fathers were Blackstone, Montesquieu, and John Locke.
Additionally, 34% of all quotes were from the Bible, and another 60% of the quotes were from men who were using the Bible to arrive at their conclusions.
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 Founding Fathers Webquest   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is hoped that students will be able to learn more, in depth, about one of the Founding Fathers (or other influential people of the same time period) and be able to present that information to their classmates.
Students should be given the research work sheet and randomly pick their Founding Father.
So during our study of the Revolution, we stop and take a break and learn about the Founding Fathers and others who were influential in helping the colonies become a country.
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 Founding Fathers Quotes
Here are quotes by America's founding fathers, quotations about the American Revolution, and assorted remarks related to America's founding.
For by these qualities alone are they to obtain their offices, and they will have none of the peculiar qualities and vices of those men who possess power merely because their father held it before them.
Franklin, looking towards the president's chair, at the back of which a rising sun happened to be painted, observed to a few members near him, that painters had found it difficult to distinguish in their art a rising sun from a setting sun.
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