Why King George called Washington 'greatest man in the world'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_4035591" align="aligncenter" width="596"] The inauguration of President George Washington[/caption] After the victory over the British at Yorktown, many of the Continental soldiers grew disillusioned with the new more…

What every American president needs to do

by Bill Federer -- On Nov. 1, 1800, John Adams became the first U.S. president to move into the White House. The following day he wrote a letter to his wife, Abigail, more…

500 years ago today: The birth of Protestantism

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_4625571" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Martin Luther[/caption] On Oct. 31, 1517, an Augustinian monk named Martin Luther posted 95 debate questions on the door of Wittenberg Church, which began more…

The amazing, incorruptible career of John Adams

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_4625193" align="aligncenter" width="600"] John Adams[/caption] John Adams was born Oct. 30, 1735. A Harvard graduate, he was admitted to the bar and married Abigail Smith in 1764. more…

Statue of Liberty: Still a beacon of freedom?

by Bill Federer -- The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World was dedicated Oct. 28, 1886. Standing 305 feet above the pedestal base, the 450,000-lb. statue was a gift from France. Earlier more…

The 2nd Amendment's very ancient roots

by Bill Federer -- In September of 1774, Dr. Joseph Warren wrote the Suffolk Resolves.British statesman Edmund Burke cited the Suffolk Resolves as a major development in colonial animosity, which eventually led more…

Grover Cleveland: Surprisingly conservative by today's standards

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_4623997" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Grover Cleveland[/caption] Democrat President Grover Cleveland condemned Islamic terrorism committed against Armenian Christians in Turkey, Dec. 2, 1895: "Massacres of Christians in Armenia and more…

United Nations: Bad outcome of a good idea?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2140545" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Signing of the United Nations charter[/caption] The United Nations officially began Oct. 24, 1945. Its name was coined by President Franklin Roosevelt. The United more…

How earlier presidents responded to terror threats

by Bill Federer -- Shocking reports reveal Muslim Brotherhood, ISIS and Boko Haram fighters in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa beheading, kidnapping, enslaving and displacing millions of Christians, Kurds and other minorities. more…