The following URL/Link provides reference to many early American documents and information regarding just how much Religion played a part in America's founding and not just any Religion but specifically Christianity. Today is Taboo to even mention Christianity and the founding of America in the same sentence it seems but it can be eye opening to actually read many of the documents and letters from our Founding days and from those who helped found this Nation.
Contained within this section/web pages are many references to documents that I fear, Sadly, would be prohibited from being read in today's classrooms because the Politically Correct police would be clambering that it violates Separation of Church and State. In essence it though what I feel it does is reveal just how far we have lost our direction and reveal just how little we actually do know about our own Nation's founding and those who came to our Nation before the national Government existed.
What is really eyeopening is to actually READ the various Constitutions that each state adopted for themselves knowing that this was before the actual Constitution of the United States which was to address everyone as a whole. It's interesting to see what was important to each State and then to compare what they adopted for their State Constitutions to what the United States Constitution ended up being. Also reading the individual letters that George Washington wrote to various religious congregations was also interesting, hearing what he had to say coming from the Nation's first President.
ONE THING GLARINGLY MISSING - I don't know how many remember when Obama was making speeches and the many times he alluded to the contribution that Islam/Muslims made to the founding of America. In all these documents I failed to find one mention of the Muslim religion or Islam however there was a great many references and statements regarding Christianity so if there are references to Muslims and/or the Religion of Islam I would appreciate if someone could send me the links. I always realize that I could be mistaken so if so would love to have the corrections made so I can note that in my personal notes and information.