present pleasing reverse of affairs must yield delight to every beholder. . . . May the national blessings resulting from this political revolution, continue, and continually expand, from generation to generation, till the last shock of Time buries the Empires of the world in one undistinguished ruin. 140
With the inauguration of the new government in 1789, Boston's Herald of Freedom painted a glorious picture of what the future held for America:
Trade and commerce now raise their drooping heads, the Mechanick brandishes the tool of industry in triumph, and the husbandman repairs to the field with vigour; justice, from her sacred seat, views with pleasure the once benighted prospect, now dawning into brightness resplendent as nature's purest light; while publick faith and honour gladden at the thought of our reviving credit. May America never cease to pay the tribute of gratitude she owes to the bountiful Parent of the Universe; may her citizens prove themselves worthy to enjoy the blessings heaped upon them: and may our country increase in splendour and glory 'till the "course of nature changes, and the sun shall have finished its last diurnal rotation round the skies:" 141
Most American newspaper printers would have agreed. With the new form of government, the United States now stood ready to take its rightful place in the world, and the newspapers of the young government stood prepared to help guide and record the march into a glorious future.