History:


"America was born a Christian nation. America was born to exemplify that devotion to the elements of righteousness which are derived from the revelations of Holy Scripture."
     - Woodrow Wilson, 1911


If this is not a Christian oriented country founded by Christians, then why do we find the following:


• Hundreds of Quotes from our Founding Fathers:

Please see the hundreds of quotes from the most famous Founding Fathers of our country endorsing the triune God of Father, Son and Holy Spirit as their God and the God of our Country using the following link: US History Quotes About God and the Bible



• Quotes from John Jay, 1st Supreme Court Justice of the United States:

Letter to Peter Augustus Jay:
"The Bible is the best of all books, for it is the word of God and teaches us the way to be happy in this world and in the next. Continue therefore to read it and to regulate your life by its precepts."
      - John Jay. April 9, 1784
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Letter to Jedidiah Morse:
"Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers. And it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest, of a Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers."
      - John Jay. February 28, 1797
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• The Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights:

The Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights are vital documents that proove that America was founded under God. These two documents deserve the top spot on our History page...
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• The Washington Monument

The Washington Monument has an aluminum cap stone with an enscription on it which reads "Laus Deo", which means praise be to God. The building of the Monument was started in 1848 and was finished in 1888.

Please see the below quotes that apear on the Washington Monument:
  • Holiness to the Lord (Exodus 28:26, 30:30, Isaiah 23:18, Zechariah 14:20)
  • Search the Scriptures (John 5:39)
  • The memory of the just is blessed (Proverbs 10:7)
  • May Heaven to this Union continue its beneficence
  • In God We Trust
  • "Praise be to God" (engraved on the monument's capstone in Latin as "Laus Deo")
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• Quotations on the Jefferson Memorial

Below are listed the quotations shown on the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. Some of the quotations appear in edited form on the memorial, so when appropriate, we have also posted the passages from which the selections were taken, with the quoted excerpts in bold.

Inscriptions Under the Dome

"...I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." - Jefferson to Dr. Benjamin Rush, September 23, 1800[1]

Panel One

"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, that to secure these rights governments are instituted among men. We...solemnly publish and declare, that these colonies are and of right ought to be free and independent states...And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine providence, we mutually pledge our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor." - TheĀ Declaration of Independence[2]

Panel Two

"Almighty God hath created the mind free. All attempts to influence it by temporal punishments or burthens...are a departure from the plan of the Holy Author of our religion...No man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship or ministry or shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief, but all men shall be free to profess and by argument to maintain, their opinions in matters of religion. I know but one code of morality for men whether acting singly or collectively."

Panel Three

"God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that his justice cannot sleep forever. Commerce between master and slave is despotism. Nothing is more certainly written in the book of fate than that these people are to be free. Establish a law for educating the common people. This it is the business of the state and on a general plan."

Panel Four

"I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions, but laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors."


To read more on the "Quotations on the Jefferson Memorial" please visit
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