The fog that changed course of American history

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2234395" align="aligncenter" width="600"] George Washington kneeling in prayer[/caption] King George III's British army was forced to evacuate Boston. They headed to New York. General George Washington responded more…

What dooms a government to failure?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1779555" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Susan B. Anthony[/caption] 6,000 years of recorded world history reveal the most common form of government is monarchy. The most powerful monarch ever was more…

Planet Uranus almost named after this king

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2352535" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Sir William Herschel[/caption] William Herschel discovered the first planet since ancient antiquity in 1781. He desired to name the planet after King George III, more…

The invention that changed the world

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2346275" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Johannes Gutenberg in his print shop[/caption] From the beginning of recorded human history around 3300 B.C. till 1400 A.D., Western civilization wrote on papyrus more…

'Don't give up the ship!' ultimately changed history

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2346035" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Defeating the British in Lake Erie[/caption] Amongst the U.S. Navy and Marine heroes confronting Tripoli's Muslim Barbary pirates was Captain James Lawrence. In 1804, more…

This man of war prayed for peace

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_337045" align="aligncenter" width="596"] General Norman Schwarzkopf[/caption] On Aug. 22, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt greeted by telephone the bicentennial celebration of Sainte Genevieve, Missouri: "The history of more…

America – A 6,000-year miracle

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2335145" align="aligncenter" width="600"] James Wilson[/caption] He was one of six founding fathers to sign both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. President Washington appointed him to more…

How splitting a church changed American history

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2334545" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Methodist circuit preacher Francis Asbury[/caption] 300,000 miles on horseback, from the Atlantic to the Appalachians, from Maine to the Gulf of Mexico, for 45 more…