On the morning of February 27, 1776, 1,000 Patriot troops defeated 1,600 British Loyalists in the Battle of Moore’s Creek. It was the first American victory in the first organized campaign of the Revolutionary War. 

An important first step indeed, the agency for which, did not go unnoticed by the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, and later, the first President of the United States, George Washington. He made that clear in his first inaugural address in 1789:

“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 by some token of providential agency. And in the important revolution just accomplished in the system of their United Government, the tranquil deliberations and voluntary consent of so many distinct communities, from which the event has resulted, cannot be compared with the means by which most Governments have been established, without some return of pious gratitude along with an humble anticipation of the future blessings which the past seem to presage.”

The first sentence of this great quote helped to inspire Our next t-shirt design, to be released on April 30, the day he gave this address. Here’s the artwork for George Washington “Invisible Hand”:

George Washington Invisible Hand reveal

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