Entries by Our Lost Founding

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Daniel Webster : Prosperity and Posterity

On this day in 1782, American statesman Daniel Webster is born in what is now Franklin, New Hampshire. Webster was an attorney, a member of the House of Representatives, and a Massachusetts Senator. In addition, he served as Secretary of State for three Presidents, including Millard Fillmore, John Tyler, and William Henry Harrison. Daniel Webster is […]

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Benjamin Franklin born and a “most beautiful Edition”

On this day in 1706, Benjamin Franklin, the renowned Founding Father and prolific printer, patriot, scientist, statesman, etc. is born in Boston. He was the fifteenth of seventeen children. Franklin lived until the ripe old age of 84, and died in his adopted home of Philadelphia, where he is buried. Even in his early twenties, […]

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John Hancock : Prominent Signature, Powerful Prayer

On January 12 (or maybe January 23), 1737, John Hancock is born in what is now Quincy, Massachusetts. The British government viewed the prominent patriot as an agitator, much like his friend Samuel Adams. Hancock was president of the Second Continental Congress, so he was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence. Of course, he is […]

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The first State of the Union address: “patriotism, firmness, and wisdom”

On this day in 1790, President George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address. Washington delivered the speech to Congress at Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City. As was fitting for the new nation, Washington’s brief address stands as the shortest State of the Union address ever. What follows are […]

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George Washington: First and Fervent

On this day in 1789, George Washington wins America’s first presidential election and would be sworn in on April 30. Of course, Our first president is known as the Father of Our Country. Furthermore, he is remembered as “first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.” First Official Act In […]