Classicism in Liberal Education and Republicanism: A number of the American founders were classicists, and were trained in the classical education, which was characteristic of Enlightenment Liberal, or Republican thought, and was once therefore integral to education in the U.S. It should also be kept in mind, that the first U.S. president, George Washington was honored on Masonic rites at his Presidential Inauguration.
Section I. The Adoration of Enlightenment and Classicism in Republicanism and Liberalism; and Section II. Classicism in Early U.S. Education.