How Napoleon impacted American independence

by Bill Federer -- Five hundred men, women and children were massacred at Fort Mims, Alabama, just north of Mobile, on Aug. 30, 1813, by the Red Stick Creek Indians. The British more…

10 days that turned the tide of history

by Bill Federer -- Frederick the Great of Prussia called these 10 days "the most brilliant in the world's history." After winning the battle of Trenton, Christmas Day evening, George Washington's small more…

The real story of Betsy Ross

by Bill Federer -- A 3-cent stamp honoring Betsy Ross was issued in Philadelphia, Jan. 2, 1952, commemorating the 200th anniversary of her birth. Born a day earlier, Jan. 1, 1752, to more…