"Under God's power she flourishes" motto of Princeton goes back to its establishment by "New Light" Presbyterians and was originally intended to train Presbyterian ministers. It opened in Elizabeth, as the College of New Jersey. Its second president was Aaron Burr, Sr. In 1756, the college moved to Princeton, New Jersey. The Battle of Princeton, fought in a nearby field in January of 1777, proved to be a decisive victory for General George Washington.