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The Masonic Minute

Featuring Worshipful Brother Gerald


Anti Masonic Movement


Share this video The Anti-Masonic movement of the 19th century was energized by the william morgan affair of 1826. It was said that the excitement which had been raised about it had been created for political purposes. As presidential elections approached shortly after, all manners of stories were circulated by an increasing number of anti masonic newspapers. In 1830 there were more than 130 publications. One result was the formation of an anti-masonic political party. In 1836 their national convention was held and its influence ended about this time. This opposition caused long lasting injury to freemasonry and the fraternity reached its lowest ebb in about 1840. Some lodges met quietly, others met less frequently and many closed. Lodges eventually rebuilt after over a decade of depression. Another second anti-masonic party would form nearly 50 years later but it held less influence and had little effect. Dr. William Wescott Alexander Pope Profane Hale, Hail & Hele Cowan Beehive Apron 1717 Corn, Wine, & Oil James Anderson Ancients & Moderns Unite Paul Revere Geometry To Be One Ask One The Ancients Royal Masonic Hospital Anthony Sayer Eavesdropper Freemasons Hall The Cubit The Regius Manuscript Elias Ashmole Christopher Wren William Preston The 3rd Degree Acacia Cable Tow Ritual Secrets Altar Dispensation Demit Balloting Proficiency Erasure Desaguliers Dermott Blue Lodge of Antiquity Worshipful Warden Installation Anti Masonic Movement Transparency Tracing Boards Masonic Education Gould Rod Robert Peary Working Tools Constitution Free Lewis Royal Arch Norman Peale Audie Murphy Leland Stanford Arthur Conan Doyle Lord Chesterfield Lewis Wallace Pierre LEnfant Arthur Wellesley Robert Service William Gilbert Wolfgang Mozart Joseph Kippling John Brown John Coustos Harry Carr Alexander Fleming Ernest Shackleton John Phillip Sousa Melvin Jones James Hoban Richard Gatling Thomas Lipton Harry Truman Albert Mackey David Wooster Sir Robert George Richard J Gatling King George VI Irving Berlin James Doolittle Tommy Douglas Cy Young Louie Tschoudy
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