Essay on In People We Trust

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Immigrants arrive in the United States with the belief that they would have the simple rights that all Americans are guaranteed: freedom of religion and speech. Our government upholds these rights to their greatest abilities with the laws that they constitute but there are areas that still prevent both rights. From courts, the Pledge of Allegiance, the constitution and our past and present Presidents' the word “God” has been institutionalized and ingrained within us. When the U.S. was founded “God” meant everything to most but in years since then the nation has diversified. From a mainstream of Christian beliefs to diverse hundreds the United States is no longer one nation under one “God.” Obstacles of dissension besieged precedent…show more content…
Though not all of the people present were Puritan, from what has been learned through history most did believe in the Christian 'God' (Davis 29-35). In 1774, the first meeting of the Continental Congress was held to discuss issues that were impacting their colonies at the time. While this was not the first act of representation within the then British controlled land, it was the largest including all current colonies except for Georgia. The Continental Congress is responsible for documents that are still in use today including the U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights along with taking the first step toward revolution. Soon after the meeting in 1775, the Battle of Lexington was fought then after the Second Continental Congress met. It was at this meeting that they named the future first president, George Washington the commander of the Continental army. After the battles of 1775, in January of 1776 Common Sense by Tom Paine was produced in pamphlet form and became of the first most publicly and widely read writing for independence. Just six month later in June, Congress set forth to create the Deceleration of
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