Continental Congress & President George Washington

The Continental Congress was a convention of delegates called together from the Thirteen Colonies that became the governing body of the United States during the American Revolution. George Washington ( – , 1799) was the first President of the United States of America, serving from 1789 to 1797, and the dominant military and political leader of the United States from 1775 to 1799. He led the American victory over Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army from 1775 to 1783, and presided over the writing of the Constitution in 1787. Washington became the first president by unanimous choice, and oversaw the creation of a strong, well-financed national government that maintained neutrality in the wars raging in Europe, suppressed rebellion and won acceptance among Americans of all types. 5.0/5

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Meet Samuel "Black Sam" Fraunces, famed West Indian innkeeper and chef who migrated to New York City in the 1750s and became the first White House chef for President George Washington. According to Juliet Walker in THE HISTORY OF BLACK BUSINESS IN AMERICA (P. 43) he portrayed himself as a "caterer" and went on to purchase the elegant DeLancy mansion where he opened it as a tavern and inn. The Fraunces Tavern became famous during the Revolutionary War as lodging for John Adams and the Massachusetts delegation. After independence from England was declared, the Fraunces Tavern became the stopover for members of the Continental Congress -- including future president George Washington and his staff. During the war, Fraunces enlisted in the Continental Army while his wife managed the tavern. He served in Washington's own division and returned to his tavern business after the war. When Washington was elected president, he appointed Fraunces as the first White House chef and the tavern retained its reputation as ...
Thomas Jefferson (April 13 [O.S. April 2] 1743 – July 4, 1826) was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776) and the third President of the United States (1801–1809). He was a spokesman for democracy and the rights of man with worldwide influence. At the beginning of the American Revolution, he served in the Continental Congress, representing Virginia and then served as a wartime Governor of Virginia (1779–1781). Just after the war ended, from mid-1784 Jefferson served as a diplomat, stationed in Paris. In May 1785, he became the United States Minister to France. Jefferson was the first United States Secretary of State (1790–1793) serving under President George Washington. In opposition to Alexander Hamilton's Federalism, Jefferson and his close friend, James Madison, organized the Democratic-Republican Party, and subsequently resigned from Washington's cabinet. Elected Vice President in 1796, when he came in second to President John Adams of the F ...
Today in History.! June 8 1497 – Vasco da Gama sets sail on the first direct European voyage to India. 1663 - King Charles II of England granted a charter to Rhode Island. 1775 – The Olive Branch Petition is signed by the Continental Congress of the Thirteen Colonies. 1776 - Col. John Nixon gave the first public reading of the U.S. Declaration of Independence to a crowd at Independence Square in Philadelphia. 1795 - Kent County Free School changed its name to Washington College. It was the first college to be named after U.S. President George Washington. The school was established by an act of the Maryland Assembly in 1723. 1815 - Louis XVIII returned to Paris after the defeat of Napoleon. 1831 – John Stith Pemberton, (American druggist and inventor of Coca-Cola) was Born. 1865 - C.E. Barnes patented the machine gun. 1874 – The Mounties begin their March West. 1879 - The first ship to use electric lights departed from San Francisco, CA. 1881 - Edward Berner, druggist in Two Rivers, WI, poured choc ...
"And may God grant that His grace may really affect your heart with suitable impressions of His goodness. Remember that God made you, that God keeps you alive and preserves you from all harm, and gives you all the powers and the capacity whereby you are able to read of Him and of Jesus Christ, your Savior and Redeemer, and to do every other needful business of life. And while you look around you and see the great privileges and advantages you have above what other children have (of learning to read and write, of being taught the meaning of the great truths of the Bible), you must remember not to be proud on that account but to bless God and be thankful and endeavor in your turn to assist others with the knowledge you may gain." - Henry Marchant, member of the Continental Congress, Attorney General of Rhode Island, Ratifier of the U.S. Constitution, Federal Judge appointed by President George Washington to Sarah Marchant on September 9, 1777 from Letters of Delegates to Congress: May 1, 1777 - September 18 ...
This Day in USA History . Feb 20, 1792: Postal Service Act regulates United States Post Office Department On this day in 1792, President George Washington signs legislation renewing the United States Post Office as a cabinet department led by the postmaster general, guaranteeing inexpensive delivery of all newspapers, stipulating the right to privacy and granting Congress the ability to expand postal service to new areas of the nation. William Goddard, a Patriot printer frustrated that the royal postal service was unable to reliably deliver his Pennsylvania Chronicle to its readers or deliver critical news for the paper to Goddard, laid out a plan for the Constitutional Post before the Continental Congress on October 5, 1774. Congress waited to act on the plan until after the Battle of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775. Benjamin Franklin promoted Goddard's plan and served as the first postmaster general under the Continental Congress beginning on July 26, 1775, nearly one year before the Congress de ...
Today in History Nov 26, 1941: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill officially establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day. The tradition of celebrating the holiday on Thursday dates back to the early history of the Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay colonies, when post-harvest holidays were celebrated on the weekday regularly set aside as "Lecture Day," a midweek church meeting where topical sermons were presented. A famous Thanksgiving observance occurred in the autumn of 1621, when Plymouth governor William Bradford invited local Indians to join the Pilgrims in a three-day festival held in gratitude for the bounty of the season. Thanksgiving became an annual custom throughout New England in the 17th century, and in 1777 the Continental Congress declared the first national American Thanksgiving following the Patriot victory at Saratoga. In 1789, President George Washington became the first president to proclaim a Thanksgiving holiday, when, at the request of Congress, he proclai ...
When you read the writings of America’s early patriots you will see that God birthed America. The Founding Fathers spoke of the need of the Bible in order to preserve the nation: President George Washington said, “It is impossible to govern without God and the Bible.” In 1782, the U.S. Congress voted in favor of a resolution recommending and approving the Bible for use in school. Patrick Henry the first governor of Virginia and a member of the Continental Congress, stated, “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
Since I'm in Washington I thought I'd exercise my freedom of speech & remind these people what it says in my Book...that just so happens to be missing from my hotel room drawer... "One Nation Under God", is based on Psalm 33:12: “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” Since the time the USA was founded, prayer has been an essential part or our heritage. The tradition of designating an official day of prayer began with the Continental Congress in 1775. On October 3, 1789, President George Washington issued a National Day of Thanksgiving Proclamation - since then, American Presidents have continued this tradition. "The President of the United States shall issue each year a proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a National Day of Prayer on which the people of the United States may turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups, and as individuals."...and in "SCHOOLS!" The Bible reminds us in Romans 13:1,“there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that ...
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