Who Said It? #6

“The United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion.”

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The Treaty of Tripoli, signed June 10, 1797, by President John Adams

This treaty was negotiated during George Washington’s administration. Washington approved the treaty, but the senate did not ratify it until John Adams’ presidency. Adams signed it with this additional statement: “Now, be it known, that I, John Adams, President of the United States of America, having seen and considered the said treaty, do, by and within the consent of the Senate, accept, ratify and confirm the same, and every clause and article thereof.”

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