The duel that changed history

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_4553341" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr[/caption] He intentionally fired into the air, but his political rival, Vice President Aaron Burr, took deadly aim more…

Why centralized banks aren't a good idea

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2087895" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Andrew Jackson[/caption] Economist Milton Friedman stated: "Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it." Over the objections more…

The only known cure for cholera in 1849

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2196205" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Cholera epidemic[/caption] From the beginning of recorded history, 100's of millions have died from the epidemics of: the bubonic plague "Black Death," typhoid, typhus, more…

Liberty: We cannot enjoy result if we neglect cause

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_3460304" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Liberty Bell[/caption] The Liberty Bell got its name from being rung July 8, 1776, to call the citizens of Philadelphia together to hear the more…

Hawaii's deep roots in Christianity

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2189755" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Hawaiian missionaries[/caption] In 1778, British Captain James Cook discovered Hawaii, which he named "The Sandwich Islands" in honor of John Montagu, the fourth Earl more…

The eerie coincidence of 1826

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2183295" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Thomas Jefferson and John Adams[/caption] Both served in the Continental Congress and both signed the Declaration of Independence. Both served as U.S. Ministers in more…

We cannot let our nation 'stumble and fall'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2183125" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Signing of Declaration of Independence[/caption] Thirty-eight-year-old King George III ruled the largest empire that planet earth had ever seen. The Declaration of Independence, approved more…

Battle of Gettysburg: Tremendous turning point

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_3452764" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Battle of Gettysburg[/caption] Washington, D.C., was in a panic! Seventy-two thousand Confederate troops were just 60 miles away near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. What led up more…

Who remembers President James Garfield?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_3452684" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Deathbed of President James Garfield[/caption] One bullet grazed his elbow, but a second lodged in the back of President James Garfield, who was shot more…