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  The Great Seal of the United States: USA.gov
The design of the obverse (front) of the Great Seal, which is the coat of arms of the United States, is used by the government in many ways.
Symbolically, the Seal reflects the beliefs and values that the Founding Fathers attached to the new nation and wished to pass on to their descendants.
The most prominent feature is the American bald eagle supporting the shield, or escutcheon, which is composed of 13 red and white stripes, representing the original states; and a blue top which unites the shield and represents Congress.
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  Founding Fathers of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Founding Fathers of the United States, also known to some Americans as the Fathers of Our Country, the Forefathers, Framers or the Founders, are the men who signed the Declaration of Independence, United States Constitution or otherwise participated in the American Revolution as leaders of the Patriots.
The 55 delegates who attended the United States Constitutional Convention were a distinguished body of men who represented a cross section of 18th-century American leadership.
Washington and Madison became President of the United States, and King and Charles Cotesworth Pinckney were nominated as candidates for the office.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Founding_Fathers_of_the_United_States   (1357 words)

 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : United States Constitution   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America.
The United States is a common law country, and courts are obliged to follow the precedents established in prior cases.
The Constitution of the United States has also served as a model for the constitutions of numerous other nations, including the second oldest codified constitution, the May Constitution of Poland, which was written in 1791.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /United_States_Constitution   (5353 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: United States Republican Party   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Democratic Seal of the President of the United States, official impression The President of the United States is the head of state of the United States.
The Congress of the United States is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States of America.
Seal of the President of the United States, official impression The President of the United States is the head of state of the United States.
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 Politics of The United States Encyclopedia Article @ LaunchBase.net (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Politics of the United States of America takes place in a framework of a federal presidential representative democratic republic, whereby the President of the United States is both head of state and head of government, and of a two-party legislative and electoral system.
Its structure is similar to that of the state and national governments, with an elected mayor as chief of the executive branch and an elected council that represents the various neighborhoods forming the legislative branch.
State legislators began to enact tough laws that made it harder for minor political parties to run candidates for office by requiring a high number of petition signatures from citizens and decreasing the length of time that such a petition could legally be circulated.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Poles in the United States
Father Gaspar Matoga, who came to the United States in 1848, and completed his studies at Fordham, was the first Polish priest to be ordained in the United States.
In 1875 the Poles in the United States numbered nearly 150,000, of which number nearly 20,000 were in Chicago, which as early as 1866 had become and still remains the metropolis of this the fourth division of Poland, as the Polish community in America is called by the Poles.
He became an American citizen and remained in the United States until the formation by Bonaparte of the Grand Duchy of Warsaw, when he returned to Poland and was actively engaged in Poland's cause until his death in 1841.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/12204c.htm   (7745 words)

 Category:Founding Fathers of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This category contains information regarding the Founding Fathers of the United States.
Pages in category "Founding Fathers of the United States"
Gallery of the Founding Fathers of the United States
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 Wikinfo | Founding Fathers
Founding Fathers are persons instrumental not only in the establishment (founding) of a political institution, but also in the origination of the idea of the institution.
It is applied especially to those men involved with the creation and early development of the United States of America, such as the signers of its Declaration of Independence and the framers of its Constitution, in which case it refers to such individuals as George Washington, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin.
The ideas of the Founding Fathers of the United States were heavily influenced by the European Enlightenment and their precursors of Polish brethren.
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 Religion of the Founding Fathers of America
The three major foundational documents of the United States of America are the Declaration of Independence (July 1776), the Articles of Confederation (drafted 1777, ratified 1781) and the Constitution of the United States of America (1789).
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.
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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 Our Founding Fathers Sacrificed for the United States of America
Two of them became presidents of the United States, and among the others were future vice presidents, senators, and governors.
Two others were the fathers of sons killed or captured during the war.
When it was finally safe for him to return, he found his wife dead, his children missing, and his property decimated.
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 Amazon.com: Founding Fathers: Brief Lives of the Framers of the United States Constitution: Books: M. E. Bradford   (Site not responding. Last check: )
~Founding Fathers: Brief Lives of the Framers of the United States Constitution~ is a perennial classic and an excellent introduction to understanding the history of the early Republic and the men who framed the Constitution.
The founding fathers featured herein, that is the framers of the 1787 Constitution, came from all walks of life.
The Founding Fathers, by the late Melvin Bradford, provides the reader with a most stunning and historically rich analysis on the otherwise unknown lives of the framers of the constitution.
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Most of the Founding Fathers were of British ancestry, so they were familiar with the influence of religion in a country where a national religion (the Church of England) had immense power, and wars had been fought over differences of religious belief.
If there is something that survives the Founding Fathers that gives insight into their thinking, then surely it is the documents they wrote, upon which the United States is based: the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
Bishop White was the leader of the Episcopal Church in the United States from 1787 to 1836.
www.hedonia.net /philosophy/founding_fathers.htm   (6396 words)

 The U.S. Constitution   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof for six Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote.
The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a Compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the Period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that Period any other Emolument from the United States, or any of them.
The judicial Power of the United States shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.
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 Christian Values and the Founding of our Nation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
These commentators continue to promote the idea that the founding fathers of the United States intended to erect a wall separating the church and state, thus, as they claim, providing the populace with the freedom of religion.
Modern historians have focused on recent court cases to further their theories that this country was founded on the freedom from religion rather than the freedom of religion.
Jefferson's aim was not separation of church and state but the fullest possible freedom of belief and opinion" If Jefferson was an adamant supporter of the separation of church and state, surely he would've acted as Congress was enacting legislation to promote the use of Bibles in public schools...
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 The Masonic Founding of The United States of America
Consequently, the United States was founded by occultists based on occult principles.
The Founding Fathers did NOT care for people who would manipulate The Bible for their own purposes.
Another thing you need to consider is that the principles upon which The United States was founded upon were, by and large, NOT Christian principles.
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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.
Browse Thomas Jefferson art prints, George Washington posters, founding fathers clip art, early American flag clip art, and more.
Take a look at this collection of over 250 inspiring bits of wisdom and other quotes from our founding fathers.
www.foundingfathers.info   (214 words)

 Party of 1776 - United States Founding Fathers
Father of John Quincy Adams, 6th president of the United States.
Washington, George (1732-1799) - Quotes - Writings - Articles - Peers - He was unanimously elected 1st President of the United States of America under the Constitution in 1789.
After declining to serve a thrid term as president, he was appointed as 'Lieutenant General and Commnader of the United States Army in 1798.
www.partyof1776.net /p1776/fathers/contents.html   (1514 words)

 Whitewashing the Founding Fathers - The Boston Globe
It is a tale not often told in the United States, where, if fls are mentioned at all, it has most often been in the context of fls and whites together fighting against the tyranny of King George.
The Founding Fathers of the United States knew well the double standard embedded in the liberty they preached.
For although there are plenty of books critical about this or that aspect of American history, by in large the Founding Fathers have been deified in this country.
www.boston.com /news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2006/04/25/whitewashing_the_founding_fathers   (776 words)

 Religion Explorer : Deism Founding Fathers Debate
Disputes the separation of Church and State, and misrepresentations of the Puritans.
Farrell Till argues that many of the founding fathers of the United States were Deists.
Argues the faith of the founding fathers of the United States was based upon Christian principles not primarily Deism.
www.religionexplorer.com /top/Deism/Founding_Fathers_Debate   (143 words)

 James Watkins: Were the Founding Fathers of the United States Christians?
True or False: The Founding Fathers of The United States were Christians who formed a government based on godly principles.
It was found in April 1891 among a collection of Washington's papers in his confirmed handwriting when he was about the age of twenty.
If you have a relevant quote from one of the Founding Fathers regarding his faith or find an error, please email me with at least two reliable sources.
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 The 9th Circus spits on the Founding Fathers of the United States!
The 3-0 decision, declaring that the 2nd Amendment protects only the right of states to organize and maintain militias, is at odds with the position of the Bush administration and a decision last year by a federal appeals court in New Orleans.
Bill Lockyer, whose office defended the state law in court, applauded the decision, which was also praised by attorneys for gun control organizations and denounced by leading gun owner associations, the Times said.
Now here are the findings of our Founding Fathers, all of which are at direct odds with the findings of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
www.jail4judges.org /JNJ_Library/2002/general/9thCircus_vs_FoundingFathers.htm   (2641 words)

 Words of our American Founding Fathers
"The United States of America have exhibited, perhaps, the first example of governments erected on the simple principles of nature; and if men are now sufficiently enlightened to disabuse themselves of artifice, imposture, hypocrisy, and superstition, they will consider this event as an era in their history.
Examine upon what evidence his pretensions are founded, and whether that evidence is so strong, as that its falsehood would be more improbable than a change in the laws of nature, in the case he relates.
I opened the interview by stating that though personally a stranger to him, I had taken the liberty of calling in consequence of having perused an interesting sermon of his, which had been reported in the Daily Advertiser of this city, and regarding which, as he probably knew, a variety of opinions prevailed.
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 Founding Fathers of the United States of America   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A perverse man who founded his own militia (Boston cadets) and was also at Lexington with Samual Adams that fateful day with a compelling motive to start the shooting in order to prevent curtailment of his very lucrative smuggling activities.
Despite this he became the second President of the United States and predicted that the whole history of the revolution would be a lie from beginning to end, He died a bitter man.
He started his military career by losing a battle against the French and then instead of negotiating a French withdrawal he incompetently killed their Ambassador, which expanded the French war against the English and got himself captured.
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 Find in a Library: Founding Fathers : brief lives of the framers of the United States Constitution
Founding Fathers : brief lives of the framers of the United States Constitution
Subjects: Founding Fathers of the United States -- Biography.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1789.
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 Thomas Jefferson   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Jefferson's bill stated "that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinions on matters of religion, and that the same shall in no wise diminish, enlarge, or affect their civil capacities." Many Virginians regarded the bill as an attack upon Christianity.
The Virginia assembly subsequently voted that "an inquiry be made into the conduct of the executive of this state." Jefferson was exonerated: in fact, the assembly unanimously voted a resolution of appreciation of his conduct.
In April 1784 he submitted Notes on the Establishment of a Money Unit and of a Coinage for the United States in which he advised the use of a decimal system.
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 VHeadline.com - Founding Fathers of the United States saying: "What the Hell Happened?"   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The 'Appointed One' or George W. Bush travels with two 747s and a team of snipers and sovereignty is not important to the United States of America...
The United States expected the democratically-elected President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela to travel to New York on Standby with no Visas for his security team and doctor to address the United Nations...
It is registered in the United States (Worth, Illinois) and hosted on dedicated servers in Vancouver (Canada) providing an active 24/7 network for Venezuelan businesses and information workers worldwide.
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 Masonic Foundations of the U.S.
Christians have been led to believe that the government of the United States of America is based on the basic principles of Christian morality, which have their origin in the Scriptures.
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 Square is found in the usual Masonic position with the intersection of Canal St. and Louisiana Ave.
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