Part one: References List.
Religion in Colonial America: Trends, Regulations, and Beliefs From www.facinghistory.org
Religion in Colonial America: Trends, Regulations, and Beliefs. From www.facinghistory.org
America’s Christian Colonies. By Ed Brayton
American Government and Christianity. By Kerby Anderson Their Christian Roots By Kerby Anderson
One Nation under God By Kerby Anderson
The beginnings of the Nations By John F. Walvoord
The Bible and Government From www.faithhfacts.org
Christianity as an Influence on the Founding Fathers By John A. Sterling
Part two: How did religion influence the creation of the U.S GOVERNMENT? In order to answer this question, we have to focus on four aspects: what role did religion have in establishing colonial government before independence? How did religion influence any of the founding fathers? How did religion influence the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution? How has the role of religion changed in public life since the founding of the U.S. Government? Let’s find the answer one by one. Dating back to colonial era, Christian religious played an influential role in each of the British colonies , and religious chaos influenced all the Europe, many people who sought to practice or proselytize a different version of Christianity or a non-Christian faith were sometimes persecuted. But in turn, as the colonies became more settled, the influence of the clergy and their churches grew. At the heart of most communities was the church.  As the difference ideas about the religion and lower influence of the British, the relationship between American colony and British changed, more and more people were attracted by the freedom of religion in American. But the British didn’t want that happen, so then War of Independence out broke. So we can see, how the religion influenced the establishing the colonial Government. Religion helped stabilizing the colony and promoted the developing of the colony, on the other hands, it also speeded up the independence of the Colony Government. Next, let’s focus on the Founding Father of American. That Christianity had a profound influence on the founding fathers there is little doubt. George Washington is the most famous Father of the Founders; He is the first President of the U.S.A. How did religion influence him? In George Washington’s famous Farewell Address delivered on September 19, 1796, he stated, “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great Pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens? The mere politician, equally with the pious man ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity. Let it simply be asked where is the security of property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths, which the instruments of investigation in Courts of Justice? And let us with caution indulge the supposition, that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason, and experience both forbids us to expect that National morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.” He said: Religion and Morality are indispensable supports. So I can bravely guess he was supported sometimes or always by religion and morality. He thought religion was a very important part of the stabling the morality. In the other words, religion did influence the great founding father of the America. The second founding father I want to talk about is Thomas Jefferson, who is credited by the revisionists as favoring “Separation of Church and...