Were any of the US founding fathers Deist?

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Many were. Ben Franklin in particular even wrote about his Deist belilefs.

George Washington was claimed by one of his friends, Dr. Abercrombie, to have been an open deist.

Thomas Paine, writer of Common Sense, was known to have held deist ideals. If you ask me - and this is just opinion, if the nation was founded on any one set of beliefs, it was the beliefs of the freemasons.
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Did the Founding Fathers break any laws?

%DETAILS%%FOLLOWUPS% If you consider that the founding fathers were still under British rule, yes they did. During there time, The Decleration Of Independence could have been considered as An Anct of Treason. Additionally, because Paul Revere road on horse back in "civilian attire" proclaiming "The (MORE)

Did any of the founding fathers say 'Immigration should not be encouraged'?

I don't know if any of them used those precise words but there were those who held that view. Since America had a small population spread over an immense territory there was significant concern about whether it would be possible hold it together and have a sense of national identity. There was fear (MORE)

Were any of the founding fathers volunteers or were they all in paid positions?

Answer . If by "Founding Fathers" you mean members of the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, all of the delegates were chosen by their state legislatures and served in those positions without pay. I think some of the legislatures may have reembursed them for their expenses bu (MORE)

Were any American founding fathers of Scottish descent?

\n. \n Scottish-American Founding Fathers \n. \n . Most certainly, Thomas Mckean for one.\n . \n . Several: Jefferson, Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Witherspoon and several others. In fact, Hamilton was half-Scots with a Scots father, and Witherspoon was a Scot.

Were any of the Founding Fathers known to carry a pistol?

Answer . I think pistols were first invented in the early 1500's and improved big time by the 1800's and were used by all European troops...so i would believe that the fouding fathers...most of them being army generals themselves..

What was the reason for the framers or founding fathers to make the US Constitution?

Answer . There were several reasons, but primarily it was that The Articles of Confederation were ineffective and provided for no real central government. It was similar to a Mayor/Council city government in which the Mayor is the ranking member of the City Council, but has no real Mayoral author (MORE)

Did the Founding Fathers use cocaine?

Cocaine was not isolated until 1844, long after the founding fathers were dead. Added: Actually people have been using the plant that cocaine is made from as a drug for 1000s of years.

What is a deist?

A deist is one who believes in (or is willing to entertain the idea of a) God, but generally rejects the God/Gods/Goddesses portrayed by all of the world's religions. Most deists are agnostics (or even atheists) who feel they cannot reveal their actual beliefs (this was especially true of deists in (MORE)

Why did the Founding Fathers create the US Supreme Court?

The Founding Fathers felt that the Judicial Branch would decide disputes and be able to make decisions that would settle those disputes. They probably felt that the power to declare laws unconstitutional (Judicial Review) was an important part of the judiciary. But, there needed to be one court to w (MORE)

Were any of the founding fathers atheists?

None of them were atheists, they were however all secualrists (meaning they believed that church and state should be seperate, to each his own.) but the personal beliefs of the founding fathers fell into three religious categories: first, the smallest group, founders who had left their Judeo-Christi (MORE)

Were any of the Founding Fathers Catholic?

Yes, here is Mitt Romney's (former Republican candidate) said,. " Recall the early days of the First Continental Congress in Philadelphia, during the fall of 1774. With Boston occupied by British troops, there were rumors of imminent hostilities and fears of an impending war. In this time of peril (MORE)

Were the US founding fathers inspired by Egypt?

No. The Founding Fathers were inspired by Enlightenment ideals and opposed to despots. The Ancient Egyptian system and the contemporaneous Egyptian governates were despotic regimes that opposed almost all Enlightenment ideals. As a result, the Founding Fathers did not use Egypt as inspiration.

What are deists?

\n. Deists are people who believe in one God. A deist accepts the idea of God as creator of the universe. A deist, however, does not believe that God interferes with natural events.

What do you know about that The Founding fathers were deists?

There is no evidence to say that any of the Founding Fathers were Deists. They were strong believers in God as being the creator of this world, and once having created it he sent His son to give his saving message to all mankind. The Declaration of Independence came by way of inspiration from God.

Why did the founding fathers create the US Constitution?

the founding fathers created a new constitution because their old government while set up to prevent a monarchy allowed the nation to do almost nothing and, the individual states could do whatever they wanted. so they needed a stronger government.

Did the Founding Fathers create a responsible US government?

The founders of the Constitution set up many limitations inside the document to create checks and balances within the 3 branches of Government. This means no one body can change something inside government without getting the majority of support from the rest. The house cannot pass a law without maj (MORE)

Why did the founding fathers establish the way of life in the US?

America's founding fathers wanted a country that was prosperous, safe, and free. They did not want a king or emperor. They wanted (most of them, anyway) freedom from a government-sponsored religion as England and France had at that time. They wanted a system where the common people had some ability (MORE)

What is separation of powers and how did the founding fathers use this principle in the constitution?

That section of the constitution (articles 1-5) isn't terribly long, so I suggest you don't trust me or anyone else who would tell you the answer to this question because you never know what kind agenda might have. And, when someone starts off telling you that, they should be trusted even less. T (MORE)

Why did the founding fathers come to the us?

To seek freedom from harsh rulers in Europe. Especially when it comes to religion. The founding fathers made sure that when they founded this country, they gave people the right to freedom of religion.

Were any founding fathers female?

Fathers is male-specific. Certainly there were important fore-mothers on the Mayflower pilgrim ship, for example, Virginia Dare ( sounds like a Carnival stuntwoman, what?) and more modern- history wise- Abigail Adams and Mrs. Washington-Martha. It takes two to well, Virgina Reel.

Do any of the founding fathers have direct descendants living today?

Franklin's daughter, Sarah Franklin Bache, had seven children, most of whom had children. Franklin also had an illegitimate son, William, who had an illegitimate son who had an illegitimate son, after which the male line ended. If you watch the TV show HEROES, the actor who plays Claire's father, No (MORE)

Did the US founding fathers create a republic or a democracy?

The founding fathers and mothers created a representative republic, based on the ideals of democracy. That is, the Congressmen and women represent us, the people, and make decisions that they feel we want done. (Otherwise, they probably won't be re-elected) A democracy is like two wolves and one s (MORE)

Why did your founding fathers meet to write a new constitution for the us?

The constitution in use at the time, the Articles of Confederation, gave too much power to the state governments, and not enough to the central government. Because the states had most of the power and they all had their own best interests at heart, they spent a lot of the time that Congress was in s (MORE)

What would you tell the founding fathers of the US?

Here is what I would tell the US Founding Fathers: Dear Great Thinkers and Leaders of your day, I recognize the tremendous moral outrage and moral purpose you felt with drafting our country's first 'rules'. You took what you thought was wrong about living under British rule, took ideas geared to (MORE)

Who is the most famous founding father of the US?

There were quite a few founding fathers that are now famous. BenFranklin, John Adams, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson. Mypersonal opinion is that Ben Franklin is the most famous, butGeorge Washington is a very close second.