On this day in 1775, by riding out in front of the American troops and drawing his sword, George Washington formally takes command of the Continental Army after having been appointed commander in chief by the Continental Congress on June 14th.
After the American Revolution, General Washington temporarily retired to his estate at Mount Vernon. In 1787, he presided over the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. Then, in February 1789, he was unanimously elected as the first president of the United States and unanimously reelected in 1792, though he refused a third term in 1796. George Washington died in 1799.
He said this at 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.”
Our Lost Founding wholeheartedly agrees with that statement, and as an extension of that acknowledgement and adoration as we celebrate Our Nation’s Independence, we put forth what we believe to be an outstanding offer so that others may wear and share these messages of reverence for, trust in, and accountability to Almighty God as liberty loving American patriots then, now, and hereafter: