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" No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand which conducts the affairs of men more than the people of the United States. Every step by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation seems to have been distinguished... "
The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review - Page 102
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The Robert Bellah Reader

Robert N. Bellah, Steven M. Tipton - Religion - 2006 - 555 pages
...instrument employed in its administration to execute with success the functions allotted to his charge. No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the Invisible Hand which conducts the affairs of man more than those of the United States. Every step by which we have advanced to the character of...
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Who Belongs in America?: Presidents, Rhetoric, and Immigration

Vanessa B. Beasley - Political Science - 2006 - 296 pages
...in presidential messages. Washington acknowledged that the "Invisible Hand" had guided the founders' "every step by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation." Jefferson asked for divine assistance to "lead our councils to what is best." William Henry Harrison...
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Washington's God: Religion, Liberty, and the Father of Our Country

Michael Novak, Jana Novak - History - 2007 - 320 pages
...statements (Chapter 8), and then in his private life (Chapter 9). O / O WASHINGTON'S PUBLIC PRAYERS No People can be bound to acknowledge and adore the...distinguished by some token of providential agency. - Washington's First Inaugural Address, April 30, 17891 t_xt>r generations, Christians have rejoiced...
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America-A Purpose-Driven Nation

Sr. Pantana - Religion - 2007 - 484 pages
...emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ."23 CHAPTER 1 A Purpose-Driven Foundation "No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the...of men more than the people of the United States." — Father of our Nation, George Washington, April 30, 1789 [Acknowledging and adoring an overruling...
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Red, White, and Blue: the Issue

Franklin E. Rutledge - Political Science - 2007 - 260 pages
...expresses your sentiments not less than my own, nor those of my fellow-citizens at large less than either. No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the...Invisible Hand which conducts the affairs of men more than those of the United States. Every step by which they have advanced to the character of an independent...
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We Hold These Truths

Randall Norman Desoto - Religion - 2007 - 262 pages
...every public and private good, I assure myself that it expresses your sentiments no less than my own.. ..No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore...Invisible Hand which conducts the affairs of men more than those of the United States, Every step by which they have advanced to the character of an independent...
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Why America is Such a Hard Sell: Beyond Pride and Prejudice

Juliana Geran Pilon - Political Science - 2007 - 285 pages
...Washington captured that natural national faith in his first inaugural address, delivered on April 30, 1789: "No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the...Invisible Hand which conducts the affairs of men more than those of the United States. . . . [May] the preeminence of free government be exemplified by all the...
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Discourse Power Address: The Politics of Public Communication

Stuart Price - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2007 - 249 pages
...own (ibid.). The particular virtue of the American democracy is expressed through the assertion that 'no people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the...Invisible Hand which conducts the affairs of men more than those of the United States', as every step of its progress in achieving the character of an independent...
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Thomas Jefferson and Executive Power

Jeremy D. Bailey - Political Science - 2007
...Being who rules over the Universe" and reflected that the people of the United States were uniquely "bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand, which conducts the Affairs of men." It was not until the third paragraph that Washington spoke of politics, but even then, the new president...
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Church, State and Public Justice: Five Views

P. C. Kemeny - Religion - 2009
...gave thanks "to the Great Author of every public and private good" and suggested that Americans must "acknowledge and adore the invisible Hand which conducts the affairs of men." 6 There is no specifically Christian message here, but certainly it is proof that Washington acknowledged...
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