Colonial Bibles: 

Imprint on America


Print media has transformed over the millennia from stone to clay tablets, vellum, paper, and now digital, but its purpose remains the same, communication.  For the 13 colonies to nationalize, America needed a broader means of conversation.  The first two significant physical aspects of this connection were the establishment of the U.S. Postal system (1775), and its first communication technology produced in America, printed medium, which included the printing of the English Bible (1782) by Robert Aitken, printer of congressional Journals.  Later, the Government Printing Office was established in 1861.   With the printing of the Bible, it helped solidify this prose.   The conventional means of communication, the English language, was consolidated through media with the publication of Bibles, national documents, and dictionaries (lexicons).  The solidification of the English language provided for the pivotal aspect that enabled the colonies to progress into a nation as other national styles that mixed in or faded out of vulgarity.  The printing of the English Authorized King James Holy Bible helped solidify a common language with which America would continue as its prose, while the aid of other new communication technologies also facilitated multiple revolutions that inspired impulses for the American colonies to transition into a nation..  

Significant related work:
For additional research on this topic, the article by Professor Dreisbach can be read here:  The Bible in the Political Rhetoric of the American Founding