August 1492 Christopher Columbus sets sail for the Indies and Asia. He finds the new world. He did not realize this though until 1498 on his last voyage. Columbus opened up a new world to be colonized by the Europeans. The first European religion to reach the Americas was Christianity. Every European nation brought its own version of Christianity and practiced it in the areas they colonized. By the time of the English colonization Spain had already spread Christianity all across Central America and the South West. Many early English settlers came to America in search of religious freedom. Belief in God was all throughout the colonies.
In 1776 the Declaration of Independence was signed by the founding fathers, all fifty- six believed in God (adherants.com). The Declaration states "When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have conn...
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