Today's American Minute — Ancient Israel inspired Pilgrims' Experiment in Self-Government - American Minute with Bill Federer

Ancient Israel inspired Pilgrims' Experiment in Self-Government - American Minute with Bill Federer

Ancient Israel inspired Pilgrims' Experiment in Self-Government - American Minute with Bill Federer

Ancient Israel inspired Pilgrims' Experiment in Self-Government - American Minute with Bill Federer

Harvard President Samuel Langdon then gave an address, June 5, 1788, titled "The Republic of the Israelites an Example to the American States," stating:
"Instead of the twelve tribes of ISRAEL, we may substitute the thirteen states of the American union, and see this application plainly ...
The ISRAELITES may be considered as a pattern to the world in all ages ... Government ... on republican principles ...
How unexampled was this quick progress of the ISRAELITES, from abject slavery, ignorance, and almost total want of order, to a national establishment perfected in all its parts far beyond all other kingdoms and states! From a mere mob, to a well regulated nation, under a government and laws far superior to what any other nation could boast!"

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