Masonic History of the United States


Historum Emeritas
Aug 2006
(This is my actual Essay that I turned in.)

The Masonic Creation of the United States

Throughout history, there have been few groups who have had more effect on the sway of American government then the Freemasons. From knightly beginnings, to the foundation of nations, the freemasons have stood with their feet planted firmly in the proverbial door of all of these events and forever created a "New World Order".
The first thing that one must realize is is that the freemasons are not a secret society, however they are a society with secrets. As far back as the middle ages, this society, once powerful and worldwide, was persecuted for their secrets and many were killed. After this unholy persecution, the remaining survivors traveled to England, where in the early 1700's, The Masons were born. Still set on their purpose of preserving the secret of the grail, and with the onset of the exploration and settlement of the new world, the Free and Accepted Masons moved towards the new world...and flourished.

The Masons in America really began to florish right around the time of the Declaration of independence and the Constitutional Conventions, When many of the greatest Masons in American History began to show there intrest in this new governmental system which now presents itself as a sort of "new world order" or in latin "Novus Ordo Secularum" Some of these famous men were such men as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, Marquis De Lafeyette, and many more. In fact, perhaps the most noticeable one of these, was the first signer of the Declaration of Independence, Mr. John Hancock, who was in fact, the Grandmaster of the Masonic Lodge of Connecticut. In fact, the Masons supported the first public schools in the new world! This account from the History of Freemasonry portion of states:

"Within thirty years, the fraternity had spread throughout Europe and the American Colonies. Freemasonry became very popular in colonial America. George Washington was a Mason, Benjamin Franklin served as the head of the fraternity in Pennsylvania, as did Paul Revere and Joseph Warren in Massachusetts. Other well-known Masons involved with the founding of America included John Hancock, John Sullivan, Lafayette, Baron Fredrick von Stuben, Nathanael Greene, and John Paul Jones. Another Mason, Chief Justice John Marshall, shaped the Supreme Court into its present form."

Speaking back on the point made earlier about "New World Order" one can surely find that there is a most startling fixture in this particular statement. It has been said that the founders, as well as many other philosophers, politicians, and others wanted to united all world governments under the power and might of America. We look to this statement for answers about such from Manly P. Hall's Magnus Opus:

"European mysticism was not dead at the time the United States of America was founded. The hand of the mysteries controlled in the establishment of the new government for the signature of the mysteries may still be seen on the Great Seal of the United states of America. Careful analysis of the seal discloses a mass of occult and masonic symbols chief among them, the so-called American Eagle. ... the American eagle upon the Great Seal is but a conventionalised phoenix.. Not only were many of the founders of the United States government Masons, but they received aid from a secret and august body existing in Europe which helped them to establish this country for A PECULIAR AND PARTICULAR PURPOSE known only to the intiated few."

(Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages, pp. XC and XCI) This in fact is not the only thing that is peculiar about the Masons in their involvement, To look on the back of a dollar bill, you will see the words Annuit Coeptis Novus Ordo Secularum. Which translates from Latin into this new phrase: "Announcing the birth of the New World Order." But if we look just a bit closer, take the letters of Annuit, the last of Coeptis, The First of Novus, The Last of Ordo, and the Last of Secularum. The startling word that you will arrive at is: Mason. One can also take a moment and look at the phrase: E Pluribus Unum, which translates from Latin into "One out of many." This solidifies in ones mind the very purpose of the masons in the United States. They saw the new country as a melting pot of ideals, and a platform to push forth the ideals of Masonry. Now one must examine the pyramid, the all-seeing eye. This symbol is denounced by some masons as not having any Masonic relevance. This is by far, not true. The Great all-seeing pyramid dates beck as far as the Egyptians and again solidifies the fact of Masonic need for a supreme ruling class. We can see this by looking at the pharohs, and the supreme power that they had over their empires. That being said, and constituting the belief that the United States is a present day empire, one can see where such logic comes from. One account is:

"The eye in the pyramid (emblazoned on the dollar bill, no less) is often cited as "evidence" that sinister conspiracies abound which will impose a "New World Order" on an unsuspecting populace. Depending on whom you hear it from, the Masons are planning the takeover themselves, or are working in concert with European bankers, or are leading (or perhaps being led by) the Illuminati (whoever they are). The notion of a world-wide Masonic conspiracy would be laughable, if it weren't being repeated with such earnest gullibility by conspiracists like Pat Robertson." (Morris, 2007)

The peculiarities don't stop there. As far back as 1099, The Knights Templar, who essentially created the Freemasons, also known as the Priory of the Sion. The Priory's main purpose and right was the protect the eternal secrets of Jesus Christ and the grail, as well as the alleged secret of the living decesendants of Jesus Christ. (Brown, 2004) These spiritual protectors of Jesus were persecuted for their knowledge by Opus Dei, a Catholic Cult who teaches the self-mutilation is the way to god. The main thing that is evident in this persecution is that the Catholic faith believes that Jesus did not bear children, and the Priory contradicts that. All in all, the masons have had a storied and wonderful history, and gave way to perhaps the greatest of all things in the world, a new type of government, placed solely in the hands of the elite, solely in the hands of the people, who would protect the secrets of life..forever.


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Brown, Dan. The Davinci Code. New York: Broadway Books, 2004.

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Forum Staff
Jan 2007
All in all, the masons have had a storied and wonderful history, and gave way to perhaps the greatest of all things in the world, a new type of government, placed solely in the hands of the elite, solely in the hands of the people, who would protect the secrets of life..forever.
Protect the secrets of life? What does this mean?


Historum Emeritas
Aug 2006
I meant that these Freemasons could inherently hold the secrets to true history of Christianity, Mankind, and essentially, the origin of our human race. As stated in The Da Vinci code, The knights templar held the secret of the Holy Grail, and the very bloodline ascending from Jesus. As one may find, the Masons are created from a subsidiary of the Templar, therefore, they help to hold said secrets and the secrets of the inter workings of our new society.
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