Sunday, April 28, 2013

Fact of the Day: Monroe and Noah

While little is known about President James Monroe's religious views, he did seem to hold some bias. When he served as Secretary of State under James Madison, he dismissed a man named Mordecai Manuel Noah from his small post simply because he was Jewish. Noah protested and gained letters from John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and then-current president James Madison advocating the separation of church and state and religious tolerance. 

18 comments:

Mia Di Domenico said...

What a interesting post! :D....I think we should follow on GFC and Bloglovin?


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RaeAbigael said...

cool! :)

Cloudia said...

Ah the long history of bias!

Pilar Domínguez said...

What an intolerant person! but the worse of this fact is that it could be real in our days too. Kisses and nice day, Adam:)

Emmylou said...

These biases still exist, although may be not as blatant:(

Unknown said...

Seems bias never goes away

Vett Vandiver said...

you're very smart!!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Sadly, biases still exist...

Pat Hatt said...

And its still around these days, pretty pathetic

Dana said...

Happy Sunday, Adam!

Wonder Woman said...

Thanks for sharing! I never knew that.

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Saucy Siciliana said...

There are still people like that nowadays unfortunately.

Maude Lynn said...

I did not know that. That's really interesting.

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

We still have this plague nowadays...
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Theresa Mahoney said...

Hmmm, he sounds like a real jerk.

MEcoy said...

that sucks! nice trivia to argue adam

Kay said...

I'm glad our country tried hard to remember separation of church and state despite these occasional lapses.

Teddi said...

this pisses me off. it seems like some things haven't changed. we're still fighting the church and state battle.