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Let us unite…

George Washington Yorktown by NC Wyeth

“George Washington at Yorktown” by N C Wyeth

“Let us unite, therefore, in imploring the Supreme Ruler of nations, to spread his holy protection over these United States; to turn the machinations of the wicked to the confirming of our constitution; to enable us at all times to root out internal sedition, and put invasion to flight; to perpetuate to our country that prosperity, which his goodness has already conferred, and to verify the anticipation of this government being a safeguard to human rights.” George Washington

Read: Sixth Annual Address by George Washington (November 19, 1794)

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Posted by on January 11, 2013 in Other Speeches

 

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Every step…

"Declaration of Independence" by John Trumbull

“No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand, which conducts the Affairs of men more than the People of the United States. Every step, by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation, seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency.” George Washington

 
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Posted by on March 29, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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The friends of humanity…

"The Boston Massacre" by Francis Luis Mora

“The friends of humanity will deprecate War, wheresoever it may appear; and we have experience enough of its evils, in this country, to know, that it should not be wantonly or unnecessarily entered upon. I trust, that the good citizens of the United States will show to the world, that they have as much wisdom in preserving peace at this critical juncture, as they have hitherto displayed valor in defending their just rights.” George Washington, Address to the merchants of Philadelphia, May 16, 1793

Read: What Was The Boston Massacre?

 
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Posted by on March 27, 2012 in Other Speeches

 

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Arbitrary power is…

Pulling Down the Statue of King George III, 1848

Pulling Down the Statue of King George III, 1848 by Johannes Adam Oertel (Collection of the NY Historical Society) “It is only in our united Character as an Empire, that our Independence is acknowledged, that our power can be regarded, or our Credit supported among Foreign Nations. The Treaties of the European Powers with the United States of America, will have no validity on a dissolution of the Union. We shall be left nearly in a state of Nature, or we may find by our own unhappy experience, that there is a natural and necessary progression, from the extreme of anarchy to the extreme of Tyranny; and that arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of Liberty abused to licentiousness.” George Washington

Read: George Washington’s Circular to the States

Recent News: Long-Toppled Statue of King George III to Ride Again

 
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Posted by on March 19, 2012 in Letters

 

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It would be improper to omit…

"Battle of Guilford Courthouse - March 15, 1781" by Don Troiani

It would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official Act, my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the Universe, who presides in the Councils of Nations, and whose providential aids can supply every human defect, that his benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the People of the United States, a Government instituted by themselves for these essential purposes: and may enable every instrument employed in its administration, to execute with success, the functions allotted to his charge. In tendering this homage to the Great Author of every public and private good, I assure myself that it expresses your sentiments not less than my own; nor those of my fellow-citizens at large, less than either: No People can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand, which conducts the Affairs of men more than the People of the United States. Every step, by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation, seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency.

Discover: The Importance of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse

Read: George Washington’s First Inaugural Speech

 

 
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Posted by on March 18, 2012 in Inaugural Speech

 

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May the children…

"Under My Own Vine And Fig Tree" by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris

“The Citizens of the United States of America have a right to applaud themselves for giving to Mankind examples of an enlarged and liberal policy: a policy worthy of imitation. All possess alike liberty of conscience and immunities of citizenship. It is now no more that toleration is spoken of, as if it was by the indulgence of one class of people that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent natural rights. For happily the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens in giving it on all occasions their effectual support. May the Children of the Stock of Abraham, who dwell in this land, continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other Inhabitants; while every one shall sit under his own vine and fig tree, and there shall be none to make him afraid.” George Washington

Reference: “But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the LORD of hosts hath spoken it.” Micah 4:4

Read: George Washington and Micah’s Vine and Fig Tree Vision

 
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Posted by on March 17, 2012 in Letters

 

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Such is our situation…

The Battle of Fort Moultrie by John Blake White

Such is our situation, and such are our prospects: but notwithstanding the cup of blessing is thus reached out to us, notwithstanding happiness is ours, if we have a disposition to seize the occasion and make it our own; yet, it appears to me there is an option still left to the United States of America, that it is in their choice, and depends upon their conduct, whether they will be respectable and prosperous, or contemptable and miserable as a Nation.” George Washington

 
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Posted by on January 23, 2012 in Advice, Nation

 

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