Founders Corner

Comprehensive online library of major works, essays, letters, speeches, quotes from America's Founding Fathers; also key documents; and histories contemporary to the Founding Era, along with works, speeches, etc., from thinkers and statesmen who influenced the Founders or were influenced by them.

He entered Yale College at age 13 and graduated with honors. He became a pastor, and his sermon, "Sinners in the Hands of An Angry God," started the Great Awakening, a revival that swept America, uniting the colonies prior to the Revolution. He became President of Princeton College. His name was...
Historian Arnold Joseph Toynbee died OCTOBER 2, 1975. Providing foreign intelligence for the British during World Wars I and II, Toynbee was a delegate to the Paris Peace Conferences. Educated at Oxford "almost entirely in the Greek and Latin Classics," Toynbee taught at King's College of London, the London School of...
"In the language of the Holy Writ, there is a time for all things. There is a time to preach and a time to fight." Thus ended the sermon of 30-year-old pastor John Peter Muhlenberg as he removed his clerical robes to reveal a uniform in the Continental Army. After...
Seven times he preached in America to crowds of 25,000, spreading the Great Awakening Revival, which helped unite the Colonies prior to the Revolution. Ben Franklin wrote in his Autobiography: He preached one evening from the top of the Court-house steps...Streets were filled with his hearers...I had the curiosity to learn...
Governor William Bradford called him "a special instrument sent of God." Of 102 Pilgrims that landed November 1620, only half survived till spring - then appeared Squanto. William Bradford wrote: Squanto was a native of these parts...one of the few survivors of the plague...He was carried away with others by one...
Concerning Dangers from Dissensions Between the States To the People of the State of New York: THE three last numbers of this paper have been dedicated to an enumeration of the dangers to which we should be exposed, in a state of disunion, from the arms and arts of foreign nations....