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Moses in American History
Why is Moses important to America’s history?
That is the question this web site will help to answer. We find that
Moses has often been referred to by our greatest leaders and
thinkers throughout America’s history. But what does Moses, who
lived 3,500 years ago in ancient Israel, have in common with
America? Was there a reason our leaders relied on him for
inspiration? Or was he just a convenient biblical figure? Browsing
around this site will give some clues to those answers. All material is
fully referenced with the author’s name in parentheses.
(Click on photos along the way to enlarge)
Why did Thomas Jefferson and
Benjamin Franklin design the first
official seal for the United States
showing a symbol of Moses crossing
the Red Sea?
The Founding Fathers?
What inspired Martin Luther King to
use the "struggle of Moses" to
symbolize the new civil rights
movement then taking place?
Why did Barack Obama refer to his
supporters as "the Moses
generation”? And is it true that
president Bush saw himself as a
Referances are indicated by the author’s name in parentheses, and can be checked in the “References” tab.