The bloody end of 1st French settlement in America

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2150715" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Fort Caroline, Florida, 1564[/caption] The Pilgrims fled from England to Holland in 1607. When Spain threatened to invade Holland, the Pilgrims decided to flee more…

The man who would 'rather be right than president'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2148885" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Henry Clay[/caption] "I would rather be right than president," answered Henry Clay, when told his abolitionist position would cost him the election. Henry Clay more…

Blind and deaf, she saw God's world, not man's

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [caption id="attachment_2144865" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Helen Keller[/caption] Helen Keller was born June 27, 1880. At the age of two she suffered an illness that left her blind and deaf. more…

United Nations: From high hopes to low deeds

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2140545" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Signing of the United Nations charter[/caption] Franklin Roosevelt coined the name "United Nations" for the allied countries fighting together against the National Socialist Workers more…

The scary things George Washington saw in our future

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_4035591" align="aligncenter" width="596"] The inauguration of President George Washington[/caption] Thomas Jefferson wrote to Mr. Hammond in 1821: "The germ of dissolution of our federal government is in more…

The hardships in the lives of mountain men

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2144055" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Jedediah Smith[/caption] John Colter accompanied Lewis and Clark on their expedition, 1804-1806. Colter then traveled the mountain wilderness alone for months, being considered the more…

The massive influence of Moravian missionaries

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2143315" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Moravian missionary[/caption] In the summer of 1683, Ottoman General Mustafa Pasha was laying siege to Vienna, Austria, with 200,000 Muslim jihad warriors. Sultan Mehmed more…

Was U.S. originally established Christian at state level?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_3252974" align="aligncenter" width="600"] 'Signing of the American Constitution' by Sam Knecht[/caption] George Washington dictated a "talk" to the Cherokee Nation, Aug. 29, 1796: “Beloved Cherokees, The wise more…