United States history – 101

Immediately after creating the Declaration of Independence, the Continental Congress voted to purchase and import 20,000 copies of Scripture for the people of this nation. Patrick Henry, who is called the firebrand of the American Revolution, is still remembered for his words, “Give me liberty, or give me death”; but in current textbooks, the context of these words is omitted.

Here is what he actually said: “An appeal to arms and the God of hosts is all that is left us. But we shall not fight our battle alone. There is a just God that presides over the destinies of nations. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone. Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it Almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death.”

These sentences have been erased from our textbooks. Was Patrick Henry a Christian? The following year, 1776, he wrote this: “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great Nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For that reason alone, people of other faiths have been afforded freedom of worship here.”

Consider the words that Thomas Jefferson wrote in the front of his well-worn Bible: “I am a real Christian, that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus. I have little doubt that our whole country will soon be rallied to the unity of our creator.” He was also the chairman of the American Bible Society, which he considered his highest and most important role.

On July 4, 1821, President Adams said, “The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: “It connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.”

Calvin Coolidge, our 30th President of the United States reaffirmed this truth when he wrote,” The foundations of our society and our government rest so much on the teachings of the Bible that it would be difficult to support them if faith in these teachings would cease to be practically universal in our country.”

In 1782, the United States Congress voted this resolution: “The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.”

William Holmes McGuffey is the author of the McGuffey Reader, which was used for over 100 years in our public schools, with over 125 million copies sold, until it was stopped in 1963.

President Lincoln called him the “Schoolmaster of the Nation.” Listen to these words of Mr. McGuffey: “The Christian religion is the religion of our country. From it are derived our nation, on the character of God, on the great moral Governor of the universe. On its doctrines are founded the peculiarities of our free Institutions. From no source has the author drawn more conspicuously than from the sacred Scriptures. For all these extracts from the Bible, I make no apology.”

Of the first 108 universities founded in America, 106 were distinctly Christian, including the first, Harvard University, chartered in 1636. In the original Harvard Student Handbook, rule number 1 was that students seeking entrance must know Latin and Greek so that they could study the Scriptures: “Let every student be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider well, the main end of his life and studies, is, to know God and Jesus Christ, which is eternal life, John 17:3; and therefore to lay Jesus Christ as the only foundation for our children to follow the moral principles of the Ten Commandments.”

James Madison, the primary author of the Constitution of the United States, said this: “We have staked the whole future of all our political constitutions upon the capacity of each of ourselves to govern ourselves according to the moral principles of the Ten Commandments.”

Most of what you read in this article has been erased from our textbooks. Revisionists have rewritten history to remove the truth about our country’s Christian roots. You are encouraged to share this with others, so that the truth of our nation’s history will be told.


United States history – 101 — 14 Comments

  1. Too bad christian fanaticals, aka terrorists, Believe the lines of bull shit like those spewn above. Perhaps one day the true american dream will be achieved when the uneducated, “christian” , racist, red neck bastards who support sites like this one will be summarily executed. God knows, (if there is one) we have a long way to go.

    • So, Tom, people should be executed because you disagree with what they say? That’s pretty sad. It’s also what totalitarians believe. The same First Amendment of the Constitution that allows you to say what you want also allows those with whom you disagree to say what they want, without fear of execution by narrow minded people like yourself.

  2. To Tom : You are a Capital More on. I see stupidity runs deep in you. Go back to school an this time don’t show up stoned out of what little mind you have.If you don’t like our christian values try moving to a communist country like china.

  3. To the one who posted United States history – 101. Thank you for your post. I read some things that I didn’t know . They didn’t teach them in the school I went to. Thank you again.

  4. To Joe, yes you are a stupid redneck! you opened your mouth and expressed your thoughts before you had read anything.. you feeble minded redneck! Can you stupid fucks tell me why you keep bringing up ” The American dream” ?? America consists of Canada which is part of America, so is Mexico, blah, blah, blah!! You dumb inbred nazis!!! You’re a Godamn piece of shit and waste of sperm, you make us white people look like fools… You obviously need to get your dick out of your sister’s asshole… may your mother die of cancer and I pray that you people that support this site have kids that die of a disease..and I’m glad your parents are dead or dying!!! Burn in Hell, get cancer and live a sad life with your crack head inbred children in your top of the line trailer!

  5. So Congress passed a resolution in 1782… that’s irrelevant because the Congress of the Confederation has been obsolete for over 200 years now. Also, one can hardly say that many of the founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson, were Christian. Thomas Jefferson in fact published his own revised version of the Bible that pretty much gutted out all the supernatural parts in it. To quote Article 11 of the Treaty of Tripoli of 1797, which was ratified by the senate and signed by President John Adams, “the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion”. The difference between this piece of evidence and the evidence that you provide is that the Treaty of Tripoli is a LEGAL DOCUMENT, whereas the evidence you present is just shallow rhetoric. The fact that our courts continue to uphold the separation of church and state is a testament to the continuing legality of the fact that the United States has a separation of church and state.

    Source: B.A. in American History, from a Mexican-American that knows more about American history than 99% of ignorant Americans.

    P.S. : Not to mention that I find it appalling for a so called Christian to be publishing hate rhetoric against other human beings as this website does. It’s fine to be against illegal immigration. We may not all agree on this, but it’s a legitimate political view. However, racism, which unfortunately creeps up a lot in this website, is not acceptable and is in fact a sign of deep ignorance. You seriously need to reconsider what it means to be a Christian.

    I have never clamed to be a Christian

  6. Actually, according to other authorities, the Christian-denying Tripoli Treaty was only reluctantly authorized and was for diplomatic gain only.

    I don’t believe this was a strictly Christian nation, but, saying that, it is surprising just how much religious sentiments were found the the private and public writings of the time.

  7. Know your heritage… y’all come from spain who was the leading exporter of african slaves…yes, ya’ll owned the slave trade… funded by britain (aka roman empire),,, and ya’ll slaughtered the incas and aztecs and all other indians for the greed of your king and yourselves (aka gold, pearls, silver, etc).. and ya’ll a part black and part indian and part spaniard cuz ya’ll forefathers raped and piallage while our pilgrimage forefathers were busy building a religious safehaven here in the north americas. Sad that someone of african and indian decent hates everyone but ya’ll selves…. why is it you hate american WHITE peckerwoods so bad by ya’ll dying to get here? Maybe cause the zetas run your country and put you all in fear for your lives and your OWN people’s governments rapes you and the roman empire here in the americas love to have your drugs and crime and confusion to drug and confuse the last of the forefathers decendands who really see what’s going on?? You’re the racist, worthless, fucking people on this planet… your values come from idoltry worhip, cannabilism and you bring no value or morality to this country… i know, i live in harlingen, texas… the valley.. i see you all every day.. before i came here i knew no mexicans, now i hate you…

  8. i see your 800 dollar a month food stamp balances (i worked at Stripes gas station) and watch you pull up in your Ford Expeditions and Navigators and Landrovers and watch you all work for Border Patrol and the jail and city and prisons and local governments and steal our tax payer money and drive around in your 26 inch rims and bumpin stereos and drive back and forth all will nilly to mexico and eat out every day of the week and own your 200k houses…. i have photos, i have documents, you people are sheisty devil worshippers…. you idol the dead and the fake cross,,, you’re all roman catholic… you can have your way for now walking around dead because you are dead and there is no life for you after your worldly existence… i see you and i know you… your people of the devil and im calling you out for others to see

  9. you act like the cockroaches you are… running around with no conscience, no morals, no compassion, no thought but your own desirable thoughts… you belong to the devil and you work for the devil…. this country was founded by the devils and has always been run and largely occupies by the devils so you’re right, you are in the right place and you do belong here so enjoy your stay

  10. You work at a gas station because the evil illegal immigrant is more educated and more competitive than you are (or ever will be), and therefore took your job. You are getting your paycheck from the evil illegal immigrants that makes some revenue for your boss (which is probably of Mexican descent) and then pays you. I can commit ad-hominem all day attacking your persona and ignorance,but actually I don’t have the time to do this, because unlike you,I have a life.

  11. I hate the illegals. Send them home, now.

    This said, I also hate those with the rhetoric that the U.S. was founded to be a Christian government. Yes, the founding fathers were of Christian background. Many of them also lived there private lives in seeming conflict of Christian values. About 1/3 of them owned slaves. Several had illegitimate children. Quite a few had mistresses. Sometimes slaves and mistresses were one and the same. Sometimes their illegitimate children were also the slaves’. Even the very accomplished Ben Franklin, while considering himself Christian, seldom attended religious service, and publicly rejected much of the Christian dogma of the day. He advocated modelling oneself equally on Socrates just as much as Jesus.

    The founding fathers were nonetheless incredible and wise men. If anything, their lives and actions founding this great country showed they were human, and intended this nation to be a place where humanity would thrive not just under Christian values, but human values.

    Thomas Jefferson actually asked for divine intervention during the making of our Constitution. As we know, the First Ammendment provides the following: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; “.

    To summarize in analogy, it’s OK to put ” In God We Trust” on a coin, so long as that coin can freely go into the collection place at a synogogue, or a mosque, or even an athiest’s pocket. That’s how our “Christian” founding fathers meant this place to be. If your idea of religion is not compatible with this, be you christian or otherwise, then your values are not as American as you think.

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