A group blog to promote discussion, debate and insight into the history, particularly religious, of America's founding. Any observations, questions, or comments relating to the blog's theme are welcomed.
I did a little work on Unitarian Wm Howard Taft awhile back.IIRC, in the 1912 election, he explicitly called America a "Christian nation," and won the Catholic vote by pandering to sentiments on the side of the Catholic Philippines.[Perhaps it was 1916, when Bull Moose TeddyR split the GOP vote and let Wilson in, but the particulars above per "Christian nation" I think are correct.][The GOP having worse luck courting the Jewish vote these days with stronger support of Israel, but the electoral strategy holds.]
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