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THE PRESIDENCY

Introduction
What is an American?
THE US CAPITOL
THE US CONGRESS
THE SUPREME COURT
THE PRESIDENCY
The Preambles to the Constitutions of the States
Judeo - Christian Heritage
BIBLE OF THE REVOLUTION
SPECIAL: Two Monuments You Probably Never Heard Of
SPECIAL: VETERANS
Other Sources
OTHER THOUGHTS
The Manhattan Declaration
Music
FIREWORKS
Links and Suggestions
World Clock

The Spiritual Heritage of the Presidency

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Wahington at prayer at Valley Forge

"Such being the impressions under which I have, in obedience to the public summons, repaired to the present station, it would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official act, my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being, who rules over the universe, who presides in the council of nations, and whose providential aids can supply every human defect, that His benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the people of the United States.." "...Every step by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation, seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency" ...From President George Washington's Inaugural Address, April 30th, 1789, addressed to both Houses of Congress.

Click here to see President Obama's 2013 Easter Message

 

RELIGION OF  THE US PRESIDENTS

# President Religion
1 George Washington Episcopalian
2 John Adams Congregationalist (raised); Unitarian
3 Thomas Jefferson raised Episcopalian; later no specific denomination
held Christian, Deist, Unitarian beliefs
4 James Madison Episcopalian (deist?)
5 James Monroe Episcopalian (deist?)
6 John Quincy Adams Unitarian
7 Andrew Jackson Presbyterian
8 Martin Van Buren Dutch Reformed
9 William Henry Harrison Episcopalian
10 John Tyler Episcopalian (deist)
11 James Knox Polk Presbyterian; Methodist
12 Zachary Taylor Episcopalian
13 Millard Fillmore Unitarian
14 Franklin Pierce Episcopalian
15 James Buchanan Presbyterian
16 Abraham Lincoln raised Baptist; later no specific denomination (deist)
17 Andrew Johnson Christian (no specific denomination)
18 Ulysses S Grant Presbyterian; Methodist
19 Rutherford B. Hayes Presbyterian; Methodist (?)
20 James A. Garfield Disciples of Christ
21 Chester A. Arthur Episcopalian
22 Grover Cleveland Presbyterian
23 Benjamin Harrison Presbyterian
24 Grover Cleveland Presbyterian
25 William McKinley Methodist
26 Theodore Roosevelt Dutch Reformed; Episcopalian
27 William Howard Taft Unitarian
28 Woodrow Wilson Presbyterian
29 Warren G. Harding Baptist
30 Calvin Coolidge Congregationalist
31 Herbert Hoover Quaker
32 Franklin Delano Roosevelt Episcopalian
33 Harry S. Truman Southern Baptist
34 Dwight D. Eisenhower River Brethren; Jehovah's Witnesses; Presbyterian
35 John F. Kennedy Catholic
36 Lyndon B. Johnson Disciples of Christ
37 Richard M. Nixon Quaker
38 Gerald Ford Episcopalian
39 Jimmy Carter Baptist (former Southern Baptist)
40 Ronald Reagan Disciples of Christ; Presbyterian
41 George H. W. Bush Episcopalian
42 William Jefferson Clinton Baptist
43 George W. Bush Methodist (former Episcopalian)

President Obama Speaks at the 2016 National Prayer Breakfast

Click here to read Full Text of President Obama's Speech at 2016 National Prayer Breakfast

CLICK HERE TO READ THE TEXT OF PRESIDENT OBAMA'S MESSAGE AT THE 2010 NATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST

Click here to read the Remarks of President Barack Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast, February 5th, 2009

CLICK HERE TO READ REMARKS BY PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AT THE ESPERANZA NATIONAL HISPANIC PRAYER BREAKFAST, June 19, 2009

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President Obama Speaks at the Esperanza National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast from White House on Vimeo.

Working with Faith from White House on Vimeo.

"The general principles on which the Fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity." - John Adams, Second President of the United Strates

Probably the clearest identification of the spirit of the American Revolution was given by John Adams in a letter to his wife, Abigail, the day after Congress approved the Declaration. He wrote her two letters that day: One was short and jubilant that the Declaration had been approved; the other letter was much longer and gave serious consideration to what had been done that day. Adams could already foresee that their actions would be celebrated by future generations.

Adams also noted: "This day will be the most memorable epic in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival." He felt the celebration should be in a manner that would commemorate the day as a "day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty." John Adams believed that the Fourth of July should be a religious holiday. The two top holidays celebrated in this country are Christmas and the Fourth of July. According to John Quincy Adams, the two dates are connected. On the Fourth of July, the Founding Fathers simply took the precepts of Christ and His birth (Christmas) and incorporated those principles into civil government.

 
 We have staked the whole of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.' -  James Madison
 
So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours? — I Kings 3:9

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