Thankful November 17th: The United States of America

In January, my husband and I started a class on the United States Constitution. It included the history of the American Revolutionary War, the Constitutional Congress, and many of the writings from the men (and some of the women) who helped to create my country. We studied the entire Constitution, from the Declaration of Independence through all 27 amendments and what they mean. It was a fascinating deep-dive into history and government. It made me eternally grateful for my country and the men and women who put everything on the line to fight for its beginnings. All things being equal, the colonists should never have won the war. Britain was the greatest empire in the world with the strongest navy and best trained ground troops. King George V hired the best skilled mercenaries from Germany to fight for him as well. The colonists were out-manned, out-armed, and under-trained. Many miracles happened over the course of the war that ensured the colonists would win, and in his Thanksgiving Proclamation in 1789, George Washington covenanted that this nation would serve the God who had preserved it. I love history, but I especially love the history of my own nation.

5 thoughts on “Thankful November 17th: The United States of America”

    1. No country has a perfect history. I do believe that most of the people who have lived here throughout history have tried the best they could given the circumstances and the times they lived in. Not all. There have always been and will always be people who use others and situations for their own gain and their own purposes (good or bad).

      1. Our government does not honor treaties made with native Americans. Past and present. It is very disheartening. No country is perfect, true, but we must face and speak to the evil too. – thanks for listening to my view.

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