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Thomas McKean

American History, Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian History, June Articles, Signers of Declaration of Independence

Listen June 24, 1817 Death of Thomas McKean Thomas McKean (March 19, 1734 – June 24, 1817) was an American lawyer and politician from New Castle, in New Castle County, Delaware and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During the American Revolution he was a delegate to the Continental Congress where he signed the United States Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. McKean served as a President of...Read more... Read more... -->

Richard Henry Lee

American History, Christian History, June Articles, Signers of Declaration of Independence

Listen June 19, 1794 Richard Henry Lee, signer of the Declaration of Independence, passed away Richard Henry Lee (January 20, 1732 – June 19, 1794) was an American statesman from Virginia best known for the motion in the Second Continental Congress calling for the colonies' independence from Great Britain. He was a signatory to the Articles of Confederation and his famous resolution of June 1776 led to the United States Declaration of Independence, which Lee...Read more... Read more... -->

Flag Day—A Christian Contribution to America

American History, Christian History, June, Role of Pastors

ListenIn the United States, Flag Day is observed on June 14, which commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States by a resolution of the Second Continental Congress on Saturday, June 14, 1777. Observance of this annual event, however, did not receive prominence for many years after the approval of the resolution of the Continental Congress. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that established June 14 as America's official Flag Day. Not until August 1949, however, did Congress move to establish a National Flag Day through official act.Flag Day—A Christian...Read more... Read more... -->

Philip Livingston

American History, Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian History, June Articles, Signers of Declaration of Independence

Listen June 12, 1778 Death of Signer, Philip Livingston Philip Livingston (January 15, 1716 – June 12, 1778) was an American merchant and statesman from New York City. He was a delegate for New York to the Continental Congress from 1775 to 1778, and signed the Declaration of...Read more... Read more... -->

When Congress Asked America to Fast, Pray, and Give Thanks

American History, Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian History, Historical, June, Products

ListenThis post is part 1 of the series:When Congress Asked America to Fast, Pray, and Give Thanks to God $8 @ Amazon Store On June 12, 1775, the Continental Congress issued one of its first fast day proclamations when John Hancock of Massachusetts was president of Congress. Hancock, one of the wealthiest Americans of his day, was the son and grandson of Christian ministers and was personally a deeply committed Christian. But this proclamation issued by the Continental Congress over the next decade was only one of the proclamations asking states to fast, pray, and give thanks to God....Read more... Read more... -->

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"The doctrines of Jesus are simple, and tend all to the happiness of man."
– Thomas Jefferson
Writings of Jefferson, 15:383
"You do well to wish to learn our arts and ways of life, and above all, the religion of Jesus Christ. These will make you a greater and happier people than you are."
– George Washington
Writings of George Washington, 15:53-55
"The general principles, on which the [Founding] Fathers achieved independence, were the only principles in which, that beautiful assembly of young gentlemen could unite, and these principles only could be intended by them in their address... And what were these general principles? I answer, the general principles of Christianity..."
– John Adams
Diary and Autobiography, 3:233-34
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