It was the summer of 1776 and in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 56 British subjects cast off the yoke of George III, pledging their lives, fortunes and sacred honor to the more than six year struggle for American independence. In Daily Thoughts From Our Founders, these men express their passion for freedom, desire for liberty, frustration with the quest for independence and hopes for the future of the United States of America. Coupled with each quotation is a brief retelling of an event from the Revolutionary War that will further highlight the sacrifices and exertions made in breaking with Great Britain.
The men that founded America were both courageous and brilliant. In declaring independence they bravely challenged the most powerful nation on earth. In return, Great Britain was willing to spend blood and treasure to prevent the loss of her most precious possession. By ingeniously creating a system of divided government, with checks and balances one upon another, and ensuring the rule of law as opposed to that of men, the Founding Fathers brought forth the greatest nation the world has ever known. A nation made unique not by its inherent superiority but by its foundational dedication to freedom and liberty.
Daily Thoughts From Our Founders transmits the concepts, principles, hopes and dreams of the men that made the United States of America possible. It does this using their own words from the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Federalist Papers and the Antifederalist Papers as well as numerous letters and speeches. Nothing can communicate the fervent patriotism of the Founders quite like their own immortal words.
Daily Thoughts From Our Founders also presents a concise history of the Revolutionary War. Each day of the year includes an event from the Revolutionary period. These episodes range from the great battles of the war to personal letters to actions of the Continental Congress. Through these events readers not only gain insight into the trials and tribulations of war, but the ebb and flow of the struggle for independence.
Daily Thoughts From Our Founders is written in a concise, easy to read fashion. Patterned after the daily devotionals used by many Americans, this book is meant to be read in increments of approximately one minute. Each daily selection is fully sourced to allow the reader to discover each quotation in an extended context or dig deeper into an historical event if desired. Like any daily reader, this book is meant to be used over and over again. It is hoped that each reading can be informative, thought provoking and fresh day after day.