Freemasons have played key roles throughout the history of the United States.
The American Revolution
This article focuses on the role Masons had in the American Revolution. The author, Joe Hova, is not a Mason, and thus, his work is based on various
resources that may be thought as less credible by the fraternity.
Freemasonry had an influence in the creation of various American documents such as the Albany Plan and the Declaration of Independence. This link is
chapter 4 of Background, History, and Influence to 1846 by James Davis Carter. The Committee on Masonic Education and Services published Carter's
The Civil War
A member of Nelms Lodge #323 created this site. The author contains short stories of Masons helping Masons regardless of uniform.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has posted an electronic edition of Freemasonry and the War. Report of the Committee Under Resolution
of 1862, Grand Lodge of Virginia. The article is a statement from the Grand Lodge of Virginia to the Northern Masonic Lodges on the basis that they
are being misrepresented because of their part in the Civil War.
Throughout the history of the United States,Masons have played an important role in the country's development. The following resources have detailed
information about individual Masons and how they contributed to the history of the United States
The Frontier Army Lodge of Masonic Research #1875 compiled this list of U.S. Presidents that were Masons. Each entry has the date that the Mason
served as the President of the United States and the lodges they were affiliated with. Some of the entries have links to other pages that include a
longer history of the person accompanied by photographs:
The Frontier Army Lodge of Masonic Research #1875 compiled this list of Masons who participated in the Civil War. Each entry is vague and not many of
the entries include dates of service. Some of the entries have links to other pages that include a longer history of the person accompanied by
Compiled by the Baron Steuben Lodge located in Lee Center, New York, this resource is a list of famous Masons. The categories that are included are
Famous Inventors, American Patriots, American Pioneers, Signers of the Declaration of Independence, Signers of the Constitution, United States
Astronauts, American Explores, Musicians/ Composers, Entertainers, Television/ Film stars, sports stars, writers/authors, business leaders, religious
leaders, and other important Masons.
The California Lodge of Research has compiled a list of famous Masons, similar to Master Mason web resource described above. However, this resource
lists the lodges where they were members. This information is extremely important if a web user is trying to determine if a person was officially a