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The Three Branches of Our Government

The Three Branches of Our Government

  James Madison was the father of the United States Constitution as well as our fifth President. It was his idea to separate the powers of the Federal Government into three separate and equal branches: The Legislative Branch makes the laws. The Executive Branch enforces the laws. And the Judicial Branch interprets the laws. He told the other delegates to the Constitutional Convention that he got the idea from “The Perfect Governor” described in Isaiah 33:22, which says: “The Lord is…

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The United States Constitution

The United States Constitution

  The purpose of the United States Constitution is to protect the rights of United States citizens, by limiting the powers of their government. President Ronald Reagan explained it like this:   “The culmination of men’s dreams for 6,000 years were formalized with the Constitution, probably the most unique document ever drawn in the long history of man’s relation to man. I know there have been other constitutions, new ones are being drawn today by newly emerging nations. Most of them, even…

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The Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence

By John Trumbull – US Capitol, Public Domain On July 4, 1776, the thirteen English colonies declared themselves to be a free and independent nation, by signing the Declaration of Independence. And the United States of America was born. The Declaration of Independence contains these immortal words by Thomas Jefferson: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the…

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Patrick Henry’s Call to Action

Patrick Henry’s Call to Action

  In Patrick Henry’s most famous speech, he implores his fellow citizens to take arms against the British. It’s been left out of today’s history textbooks because it mentions God. But if God hadn’t helped us, we couldn’t have won the Revolutionary War.   What is it that makes this speech so powerful? It’s Patrick Henry’s passionate expression of his faith in God. He knew that God always helps his people. And that when we’re on God’s side, we will prevail, because God…

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