Category: Foundations

Anglican Patriotism In The Founding of America

Throughout this “series” of figures within major denominations who fought for colonial freedom, we’ve seen the evidence of deep patriotism through many a person’s actions.  Whether they were Baptist, Quaker, or Presbyterian, all of the colonists examined sacrificed some, if not all, ties or possessions for the cause of independence. But perhaps those patriots of the Anglican Church gave up the most.

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Quaker Patriotism In The Founding Of America

If there is any one religion to whom due credit is not given for the role they played in the founding of our nation, it would most undoubtedly be the sect of the Quaker persuasion.  Though mostly known for their radical abstinence and departure from many common social practices during the 17th and 18th centuries, this denomination still yet contributed to the American political system in ways which could not have been substituted by any other.

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Presbyterian Patriotism In the Founding of America

“The principal matter recommended by the faction in New England, was an union of the congregational and presbyterian interests, throughout the Colonies…Thus the Presbyterians in the southern Colonies, who, while unconnected in their several congregations, were raised into weight and consequence; and a dangerous combination of men, whose principles of religion and polity were equally averse to those of the established Church and Government, was formed.” – Joseph Galloway, Loyalist, Speaker of the Pennsylvania Assembly

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