Cry of 'Remember the Alamo!' based in blood

by Bill Federer -- In 1821, Mexico won its independence from Spain and established a Mexican Republic with a federal constitution. In 1833, Santa Anna was elected president of Mexico and soon more…

Biggest influence in George Washington's life

by Bill Federer -- George Washington was born Feb. 22, 1732. He was unanimously chosen as the army's commander-in-chief, unanimously chosen as president of the Constitutional Convention, and unanimously chosen as the more…

How John Quincy Adams felt about Muslims

by Bill Federer -- On Feb. 21, 1848, "Old Man Eloquent" John Quincy Adams suffered a stroke at his desk in the House chamber. He had just given an impassioned speech against more…

The forgotten patriots who saved America

by Bill Federer -- The Boston Tea Party was when colonists threw 342 chests of British East India tea overboard. The British responded by by passing the Boston Port Bill to blockade more…