Was America founded on Christian values?

Here are some words from the Declaration of Independence and from those who were leaders during our nation’s early years: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness... And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.” George Washington, the first President of the United States, said, “You do well to wish to learn our arts and ways of life, and above all, the religion of Jesus Christ. These will make you a greater and happier people than you are.” John Adams, the second President of the United States said, “The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity. I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and the attributes of God.” John Adams also said, “I have examined all religions, and the result is that the Bible is the best book in the world.” John Quincy Adams, the sixth President of the United States said, “In the chain of human events, the birthday of our nation is indissolubly linked to the birthday of the Savior. The Declaration of Independence laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity.” Benjamin Franklin, signer of both the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, printer, diplomat, scientist, and the Governor of Pennsylvania said, “As to Jesus of Nazareth, my opinion of whom you particularly desire, I think the system of morals and His religion as He left them to us, are the best the world ever saw or is likely to see.” These quotes from just a few of our founding fathers leave no doubt that our great nation was founded and built upon biblical Christian principles and values.