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1st Session of the Continental Congress

American Minute with Bill Federer The First Session of the Continental Congress opened the beginning of September in the year 1774 with prayer in Carpenter's...

The American Vine: A Sermon—Jacob Duché

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, FOUNDING ERA SERMONS July 20, 1775 Preached in Christ-Church, Philadelphia, before the Honourable Continental Congress, July 20, 1775. Being the Day Recommended by...

Would you exchange a high position for a low one?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … I had been elected a member by my county. I knew that our legislation under the regal government had...

Hamilton: Taxation and Finance: Report on Impost Duty

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Alexander Hamilton: The Works of Alexander Hamilton, Volume 1, 1774 Taxation and Finance: Report on Impost Duty By the United States in...

Hamilton: Resolutions for a General Convention

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Alexander Hamilton: The Works of Alexander Hamilton, Volume 1, 1774 Speeches and Resolutions in Congress: Resolutions for a General Convention June 30,...

Hamilton: Speeches and Resolutions in Congress, Open Debate

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Alexander Hamilton: The Works of Alexander Hamilton, Volume 1, 1774: Speeches and Resolutions in Congress, Open Debate Wednesday, February 19th. Mr. Hamilton...

Hamilton: Speeches and Resolutions in Congress

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Alexander Hamilton: The Works of Alexander Hamilton, Volume 1, 1774: Speeches and Resolutions in Congress, January 27 1783--February 12 1783.  Monday, January...

Hamilton: Resolution for a General Convention of the States

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Alexander Hamilton: The Works of Alexander Hamilton, Volume 1, 1774: Resolution for a General Convention of the States Passed by the...

Did the whale swallow Jonah? Or did Jonah swallow the whale?

Thomas Jefferson Leadership The confederation of the States, while on the carpet before the old Congress, was strenuously opposed by the smaller States, under apprehensions...

Alexander Hamilton: The Government and the Constitution

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Alexander Hamilton: The Works of Alexander Hamilton, Volume 1, 1774: The Government and the Constitution, September 3, 1780.  HAMILTON TO JAMES...

Alexander Hamilton: The Farmer Refuted

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Alexander Hamilton: The Works of Alexander Hamilton, Volume 1, 1774-1787: The Farmer Refuted, February 5, 1775.  THE FARMER REFUTED; or, A more comprehensive...

Alexander Hamilton: A Full Vindication

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Alexander Hamilton: The Works of Alexander Hamilton, Volume 1, 1774: A Full Vindication, December 15, 1774.  A FULL VINDICATION of the Measures...

The First Prayer In Congress

American Minute with Bill Federer SEPTEMBER 7, 1774, the First Session of the Continental Congress met in Carpenter's Hall, Philadelphia. Rev. Mr. Duche' opened the meeting...

The First Chief Justice and The Federalist Papers — American Minute

"When you have done all things, then rely upon the good Providence of Almighty God for success, in full confidence that without his blessings, all our efforts will inevitably fail."

Ethan Allen and the Fort Ticonderoga Capture — American Minute

"If God be for us, who can be against us?..May our land be purged from all its sins! Then the Lord will be our refuge and our strength, a very present help in trouble, and we will have no reason to be afraid, though thousands of enemies set themselves against us."

The Importance of Prayer — American Minute

Beginning APRIL 25, 1789, every session of the U.S. Senate has opened with prayer. This was a continuation of the Continental Congress' ...

Heaven Ordained Prayer At The Continental Congress

American Minute with Bill Federer Jacob Duche' was born JANUARY 31, 1738. An Anglican minister, the Continental Congress had requested he open their first session with...

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