I found an essay I wrote when I was eleven for my Social Studies class. In it, I wrote what I thought George Washington might have said in his inaugural speech. Now I don't mean to brag about my eleven year old self or anything, but I can totally see why I got an A+ on the assignment.
"Dear Fellow Americans,
I feel proud to have the honor to be your first President. I pray that God will give me wisdom to lead this new nation even as if I were Solomon of old. May my conduct always show the great love I have in my heart for our growing country.
With the Articles of Confederation, a new freedom was born. We learned that to keep this freedom the states must work together. Let us unite in praising Heaven for guiding the hands and minds of the honorable men who framed the constitution. I know that the Supreme Ruler of all nations stood at the loom to insure that the fabric of the constitution would bear his design. We, the citizens of these 11 states and territories, are the threads in the tapestry of our beloved country.
Through the sacrifice of many people we have formed a more perfect union. As we fought for independence, I saw many selfless acts of courage. We must remember those who fought for liberty. Governor Morris is appreciated for drafting the words of the Constitution. Those inspired words will live through time and separate us as a nation wrought by the hand of God, to be sovereign as we remember Him.
I would also like to thank James Madison for keeping a record of the proceedings of the debates, and suggesting amendments that protect our personal rights. With these rights, we and our children can enjoy the blessings of liberty.
As your President, I will do everything in my power and ask for necessary guidance from God, to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States of America. May God make us wise and honest men with desires for our country's future prosperity and peace. Amen."
Happy Independence Day!