Quotes From America’s Founding Fathers

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In celebration of July 4, here are some quotes from the founding fathers of the United States

John Adams, July 3, 1776, in a letter to his wife:

“The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever.”

In 1780, speaking of setting up the country, John Adams said:

“The debates were managed by persons of various denominations.… [and the] delegates did not conceive themselves to be vested with power to set up one denomination…

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