But remember that YOU have to argue FOR your character if you are playing the part , and allows the play’s comment on Routledge to stand for itself. This raises the bar for Adams considerably. So many of the characters are composites of two or more characters, condensing them to make the cast and story more manageable. He was also a history teacher. The big cotton that later dominated the Atlantic trade arose after the interior of Georgia, plus Alabama and Mississippi the states with the best soil for cotton were taken from the Indians. They were certainly not traditional Christians by 21st century American standards. Do I need to label this one?

This means that the British are about to cut the colonies in half. But he also deviated notably from normal Anglican worship. There is another group let’s call it Group B which is widely seen, rightly or wrongly, as being to a great extent responsible for promoting the social ill. I had the pleasure of doing this show about 3 years ago. And it’s an exciting scene with so much going on in it. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts. He was also a history teacher. Over the course of the film, he sends a variety of letters to the Congress telling them that things are going very badly.

When Dickinson loses the vote, he announces that he cannot in good conscience sign the Declaration of Independencealthough he will enlist in his local militia to fight for the cause.

Both sides were movid by the unexpected emergence of political parties, and were convinced that the other side had suddenly become profoundly corrupt. Many of the Founding Fathers were convinced that a republic required virtue and religion to function whereas monarchy was based on corruption and superstition.

The best thing aboutdir. First, the Continental Congress was held in secrecy and kept no records of its debates. I always felt ru, was simply saying, “This is the way things are, moie is our business, this is how we survive, don’t mess with the status quo. Subsequent presidents were more traditionally Christian. Early on, Franklin comments urm how Americans have become their own nation, sharply different from the British.

So pointing it out is like saying there is music in a musical. Jefferson rejected any concept of salvation and might best be understood as an extreme From Below Unitarian, for whom Jesus was nothing more than a great moral teacher. The original draft of the Declaration included a passage accusing George III of having forced the institution of slavery onto the American colonies basically because George moolasses the idea of liberty.

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Molasses to Rum His parents were Baptists, but he never joined any church and was sometimes scornful of Christian revivalists, although he did occasionally attend services of various denominations.

For Adams, the study of nature was an important tool for understanding God and His will. While some ministers who knew him ho that he believed in a personal savior, close personal friends insisted that he did not. To simplify a complex story, Deism was an outgrowth of the Scientific Revolution and its implications for religion.

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Paine was perhaps the most aggressively anti-Christian Deist of all. The New Englanders express their hatred of slavery, which offends the southerners.

And this is only one example of this teleological approach. George Washington eventually appointed him to the Supreme Court. There is another group let’s call it Group B which is widely seen, rightly or wrongly, as being to a great extent responsible for promoting the social ill. A It’s a grand distraction from a real discussion about what’s just and moral when what’s just and moral is seen as being inconvenient and or can only be accomplished at great sacrifice.

And point taken regarding learning history from musicals It sounds as though my last speculation above was closest to being accurate: I strongly recommend it as an introduction to the issues.

Unlike Washington and Adams, Jefferson could read French, and was therefore more influenced by the more radical Urm school of Deism than by the more moderate English brand that shaped Adams. It would also have split the rebellious colonies geographically, making a coordinated response to the British army almost impossible. The film seems to enjoy the irony of John Adams being considered obnoxious, given how respected the man has become.

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He was raised Anglican and attended Anglican services, but was very aware that his own personal beliefs were well outside Anglican orthodoxy; when he wrote about his beliefs to friends, he asked them not to repeat the information to others because he worried about the reaction.

Whendir. At the same time, a growing skepticism about magic and miracles was spreading among intellectuals. There is a complaint about a social ill. Dickinson was one of the wealthiest men in the colonies, but he was also a staunch proponent of independence.

Unitarianism was an outgrowth of New England Congregationalism, and was therefore geographically restricted to that region of the country, just as Anglicanism was dominant in Virginia. The southern states were heavily agricultural and had developed an economy that relied to a considerable extent on slave molassrs. I find that fascinating and very romantic, too. Adams was solidly aligned with the From Below camp.

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In doing this, the film acknowledges that the Founding Fathers essentially kicked the problem of slavery down the road, admitting that independence and abolition were not compatible goals at that point. But doing so obscures 7176 reality that a large number of the founding fathers, including Adams, Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson, were adherents of an 18 th century religious movement known as Deism, which most modern Christians would probably say was not Christianity at all.

C It shows the hypocrisy of Side A the other side in being at least complicit and often a huge beneficiary – perhaps even an active exploiter – of the social ill. As creator of the world. He was also a history tl.

But to achieve maximum drama, the script resorts to a variety of devices that ratchet up the challenges. The big cotton that later dominated the Atlantic trade arose after the interior of Georgia, plus Alabama and Mississippi the states with the best soil for cotton were taken from the Indians. I had the pleasure of doing this show about 3 years ago. In other words, the Judeo-Christian God is not the Supreme Being, but only the god of this particular solar system.

It’s kind of obvious that you’re dum. Franklin is a bit pompous but able to laugh at himself. Washington was forced to retreat to Manhattan and was soon driven out of New York completely. Both depictions are unfair and false. His Common Sense was extremely important in helping to rally support for the Revolution arguably more so than the Declaration of Independence.

And those bringing up the complaint are typically identified, rightly or wrongly, as coming from a particular group of people let’s call them Mokasses A. He then proceeds to attack the story of the Virgin Birth and to accuse the Catholic Church of having invented most of the traditional doctrines of Christianity as a way to delude people into supporting the clergy.