George Washington And The Era Of The American Revolution

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A Freemason is “ a member of a major fraternal organization called Free and Accepted Masons or Ancient Free and Accepted Masons that has certain secret rituals”. George Washington was one of the American elites to join the Freemasonry society, their intentions weren 't to better themselves but to mimic the “English gentill behavior”, even though the organization actually ending up contributed to the development of the American Revolution. Through the start of this organization George Washington and many of the American elites policies were influenced to what we know them to stand for today. As president he advocated for many policies that happened to be very heavily influenced by the Masons of the 18th century to which “adhered to liberal democratic principles that included religious toleration, loyalty to local government, and the importance of charity”.
“The exact origin of Freemasonry is not known but the beginning of organized Freemasonry began with the founding of the Grand Lodge of England on June 24, 1717, the first Grand Lodge in the world”. There is not an exact known origin of Freemasonry but two main theories are evolved from this secret society. One begins with stonemasons, who built cathedrals and castles, in England that had secret lodges in which they discussed trade affairs, initiation ceremonies, trade union membership cards, and had secret signs and words to know if one were a “trained” mason moving from site to site. These lodges, in the 1600’s, soon…
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