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Oct 30

October 30: John Adams

John Adams

John Adams (1735) It was on this date, October 30, 1735, that the second president of the United States, John Adams, was born in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard, where he first intended to study for the orthodox ministry, but the reality of orthodoxy sobered him and he turned to the law. …

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Jun 10

June 10: Treaty with Tripoli (1797): Is America a Christian Nation?

Joel Barlow, negotiator

“The government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion”

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Jan 29

January 29: Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine

Paine wrote, “the Bible and the Testament are impositions upon the world” and that “religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy.”

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