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" The foundation of our empire was not laid in the gloomy age of ignorance and superstition, but at an epocha when the rights of mankind were better understood and more clearly defined than at any former period. "
The Political Magazine and Parliamentary, Naval, Military, and Literary Journal - Page 126
1783
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The Coming Generational Storm: What You Need to Know about America's ...

Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Scott Burns - Business & Economics - 2005 - 276 pages
...dream. Laurence J. Kotlikoff Boston, Massachusetts Scott Burns Dallas, Texas December 7, 2004 Prologue The foundation of our Empire was not laid in the gloomy age of Ignorance and Superstition, but at an Epocha when the rights of mankind were better understood and more clearly defined,...
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Out of Eden: Adam and Eve and the Problem of Evil

Paul W. Kahn - Philosophy - 2009 - 240 pages
...the fortuity that our history begins in an age in which political science has been fully developed: "The foundation of our Empire was not laid in the gloomy age of Ignorance and Superstition, but at an Epocha when the rights of mankind were better understood and more clearly defined...
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Self-Government, the American Theme: Presidents of the Founding and Civil War

Will Morrisey - History - 2005 - 290 pages
...are a young Nation and have a character to establish"; America is still impressionable. Fortunately, "The foundation of our empire was not laid in the gloomy age of Ignorance and Superstition, but at an Epocha when the rights of mankind were better understood and more clearly defined,...
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The Founders on Citizenship and Immigration: Principles and Challenges in ...

Edward J. Erler, Thomas G. West, John A. Marini - History - 2007 - 171 pages
...successful assimilation into democratic citizenship. Washington wrote, with a view to these qualities: The foundation of our empire was not laid in the gloomy age of ignorance and superstition, but at an epoch when the rights of mankind were better understood and more clearly defined...
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The Great Experiment: The Story of Ancient Empires, Modern States, and the ...

Strobe Talbott - History - 2008 - 496 pages
...better than the European system. George Washington, in a letter to governors on June 8, 1783, wrote: "The foundation of our Empire was not laid in the gloomy age of Ignorance and Superstition, but at an Epoch when the rights of mankind were better understood and more clearly defined,...
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The Scots Magazine, Volume 45

English literature - 1783
...recollection of the happy conjuncture of times and circumltances, under which our republic aflumed its rank among the nations.— The foundation of our...gloomy age of ignorance and fuperftition, but at an tpocha when the rights of mankind were better underftood and more clearly defined, than at any former...
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The Writings of George Washington: pt. II. Correspondence and miscellaneous ...

George Washington, Jared Sparks - Presidents - 1835
...recollection of the happy conjuncture of times and circumstances, under which our republic assumed its rank among the nations. The foundation of our...empire was not laid in the gloomy age of ignorance and superstition ; but at an epocha when the rights of mankind were better understood and more clearly...
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The London Magazine, Or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer, Volume 52

English essays - 1783
...recollection of the happy conjuncture of times and circumftances, under which our Republic afiumed its rank among the nations. — The foundation of...empire was not laid in the gloomy age of ignorance and I'uperftition, but at an cpocha when lite rights of mankind were better underftood, and more clearly...
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Wisconsin Memorial Day Annual

Memorial Day - 1911
...derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of prospering by dearly bought experience. The foundation of our empire was not laid in the gloomy age of ignorance and superstition, but at an epoch when the rights of mankind were better understood and more clearly defined...
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