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He acted as President of Congress for a short time in 1784. A brief overview of the first Continental Congress that met in 1774 at Philadelphia in response to the 'Intolerable Acts' imposed by the British government on the colonies. Some Christians are currently arguing that the concept of separating church and state was not in the minds of the founding fathers, and that it is a recent and pernicious doctrine that is the result of Supreme Court decisions in the 1950's and 60s.

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