College of Arts and Sciences
Master of Arts in History - Thesis (MA)
Political Hebraism, American Founding, Jewish, Republic, Founding Fathers
History | United States History
Wardell, Mitch, "Political Hebraism’s Involvement and Significance in the American Founding" (2020). Masters Theses. 660.
Ideas influence the way people think and eventually how people act. Ideas were integral in both sparking the American Revolution and informing those who crafted the founding documents. It is a contested position to state that the United States had a Christian founding. An overlooked and under appreciated aspect of the American founding is the influence of political Hebraism on the founders view of republicanism. This thesis will explore why Hebraic studies is valuable in the American founding.