The Founding of America: George Washington

George Washington—the first President of the United States—aptly called the Father of our Nation!
As commander-in-chief of the fledgling American revolutionary forces, he held together a discouraged American army while successfully negotiating with the French.

In 1787, he was elected as the president of the Constitutional Convention. But did you know that when Washington was president, he sent a letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Rhode Island?

He referenced Micah 4:4, a verse he referred to frequently in his private and public writings: “May the children of the stock of Abraham who dwell in this land continue to merit and enjoy the goodwill of the other inhabitants while everyone shall sit in safety under his own vine and fig tree, and there shall be none to make him afraid.”

Engage with the Bible—this Book of all books!

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