Monday, July 4, 2011

Tidbits of History

A fact from wikipedia: "The former British colonies first used the country's modern name in the Declaration of Independence, the "unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America" adopted by the "Representatives of the united States of America" on July 4, 1776."

You may know that America's second president John Adams and third president Thomas Jefferson died within hours of each other on July 4, 1826, but did you know that the fifth president James Monroe also died on July 4th five years later?

Did you know that our fourth president James Madison is called the Father of the Constitution, and that it was his idea to have three branches of the government? He based it on Isaiah 33:22:
For the Lord is our judge - judicial
the Lord is our lawgiver - legislative
the Lord is our king - executive
He will save us.

Blessed is the Nation whose God is the Lord.

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