Noah Webster on the Bible

Noah Webster had a major impact on American education. He was a legislator and a judge who worked with the Founding Fathers on the final wording of the Constitution. He authored numerous textbooks, helped found Amherst College, and was given the honorific title "The Schoolmaster to America."
His dictionary defined 70,000 words. Twelve thousand of those words had never appeared in another dictionary...
In his book, History of the United States, he states:

The brief exposition of the Constitution of the United States will unfold to young persons the principles of Republican government…. Our citizens should early understand that the genuine source of correct Republican principles is the Bible-particularly the New Testament….

Noah Webster openly declared the importance of the Bible in both religion and politics:

It is extremely important to our nation, in a political as well as religious view, that all possible authority and influence should be given to the Scriptures; for these furnish the best principles of civil liberty, and the most effectual support of Republican government.

The moral principles and precepts contained in the Scriptures ought to form the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws…. All of the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery, and war proceed from them despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible.

("The Bible in America: What We Believe About the Most Important Book in Our History" Second Edition/ Steve Green and Todd Hillard
www.museumofthebible.org)