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Washington’s January 1, 1795 Thanksgiving Proclamation
American History, Presidential Proclamations
ListenBecause nearly all American colonies under British control had established state churches, America’s Founding Fathers were not willing to raise issues that would unnecessarily divide them in their efforts to establish a stable government. For this reason, a promise was made not to establish a federal or national church when writing the Constitution and amended Bill of Rights. However, as the following proclamation demonstrates, America’s Founders were not ashamed of their Christian Faith. The history behind the proclamation and its observance by President Washington will...Read more... Read more... -->