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1

What does it mean when someone says that American is a Christian nation?

The founding father were christians.
The nation was found under christianity
also the pledge of allegiance says: one nation under God...

2

What is a "Founding Father"?

is someone who had a substantial impact on the Nation.

3

What percent of the Founding Fathers were considered to be devote Christians?

95%

4

What are the considered to be American's four main Founding documents, framed and authored by these Founding Fathers?

1.Declaration of Independence
2.Articles of considerations
3.Constitution
4.Bill of Rights

5

Be able to give evidence that Thomas Jefferson (4) was Christian and/or Christian-value centered?

He made the great seal, he made the one nation under God motto, He help with the conversation of Native Americans to christianity.

6

Be able to give evidence that Benjamin Frankly (2) was Christian and/or Christian-value centered?

He establish Christianity in PA and he worked to raise church attendance across the estate.

7

Explain what is meant by Jefferson's "separation of church and state" and how it has been misinterpreted in our modern-day.

He never intend it to separate religious beliefs. He meant to say that it was a private matter and that they should not interfere. Government cannot prohibit or establish a nation religious.

8

Who is considered to be the main author of the Declaration of Independence?

Thomas Jefferson

9

Of the lesser known signers of the Declaration of Independence, be able to name three and what their Christian Contribution were?

1.John Adams -
2.Roger Sherman -
3.Roger Livingston -

10

Of the lesser known signers of the Declaration of Independence, be able to name three and what their Christian Contribution were?

1.John Adams -
2.Roger Sherman -
3.Roger Livingston -

John Witherspoon - Wrote the American Bible he spend 25 years translate from Greek to

11

Of the lesser known signers of the Declaration of Independence, be able to name three and what their Christian Contribution were?

John Trumbal - He asked the people of the states to contribute and donate for missionaries.
John Hancock - He made two dozen of proclamation asking people to turn to God.
John Witherspoon - Wrote the American Bible he spend 25 years translate from Greek to English

12

When and where was the Constitution of the United States framed and signed?

On May 25 to September 17, 1787.

13

Of the 75 delegates at the time, how many attended the Constitution Convention? How many actually signed the Constitution?

56 attended the Constitutional Convention
Only 39 signed the Constitution.

14

Which state was not represented?

Rhode Island

15

What was the average age of the delegates who atteneded?

44 years old

16

Which delegate was the oldest? How old was he?

Benjamin Franklin and He was 81 years old

17

Which delegate was the oldest? How old was he?

Benjamin Franklin and He was 81 years old

18

Who presided over this Constitutional convention?
How old was he?

George Washington and he was 55 years old

19

What were some of the educational background and careers of the delegate at this convention?

lawyer, judges, service officers, personal staff for Washington in the war

20

how many had served in the Revolutionary War?

19 served and 17 were officers

21

What important government offices did some to them go on to hold?

2 future presidents,
1 vice president,
1 secretary of treasury,
1 secretary of War and State,
2 chief justices,
3 who serve as justices

22

Which sections in the D&C talks about the Constitution?

Section 98 and Section 101

23

What are the Federalist Papers?

Series of essays arguing for ratification of the proposed US Constitution

24

Why were the Federalist Papers written?

To convince 3 million people about the constitution being the right government.

25

Who wrote (authored) the Federalist Papers?

Alexander Hamilton
James Madison
John Jay

26

What goal or aim did these men hope to achieve?

To convince the American people that the Constitution was the right government

27

where they sucessful?

Yes

28

What pivotal role did James Madison play, at the Constitutional Convention an in helping to ratify the Constitution?

He wrote out of 85 1/3 of the articles and he wrote many things about freeing the slaves and he helped the southern side to ratify.

29

What is the mean of atheism?

disbelief or lack of belief in the existence of God or gods.

30

What is the mean ratify?

the action of signing or giving formal consent to a treaty, contract, or agreement, making it officially valid.