Tag Archives: government
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- May 14 – September 17 1787 – Convention Length
“As I have said to you before, so I say again, the Constitution of the United States is a great and treasured part of my religion, and the revelations of the Lord and the words of our inspired leaders compel it to be so. The overturning, or the material changing, or the distortion of any fundamental principle of our constitutional government would thus do violence to my religion.” (pg. 70, Stand Fast by our Constitution, J. Reubon Clark Jr.)
American history presents few names to its students more attractive and distinguished than that of Thomas Jefferson and rarely has a single individual, in civil station, acquired such an ascendancy over the feelings and actions of a people, as was possessed by the subject of this brief memoir. To trace the lines of his character and career, is a pleasing task for every American whose mind is fixed upon the political destiny of his country, and we regret the narrow limits to which our pen is confined.