What led up to 'a date which will live in infamy'?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2706655" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Franklin D. Roosevelt[/caption] "I have said this before, but I shall say it again and again and again: Your boys are not going to more…

Yes, Virginia, there really was a Santa Claus

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2706255" align="aligncenter" width="600"] St. Nicholas of Patara[/caption] Greek Orthodox tradition tells of Saint Nicholas being born around 280 A.D., the only child of a wealthy, elderly couple more…

America really was founded on the Bible

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2183125" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Signing of Declaration of Independence[/caption] A signer of the Constitution licensed to preach? This was Hugh Williamson, born Dec. 5, 1735. In 1754, he more…

What 'horrible monsters' did this missionary face?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2692515" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Père Jacques Marquette[/caption] Père Jacques Marquette ("Père" is French for "father") arrived in Quebec from France to be a missionary among the Indians. Frontenac, more…

Who treated Indians humanely through history?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1923335" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Trail of Tears[/caption] Greed and the Gospel are two threads that run through the past 2,000 years. Those motivated by greed: sold people into more…

The violent conquest of Mexico

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2689345" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Hernando Cortés[/caption] The Mayan civilization peaked around 900 A.D., then declined due to drought and internal disruptions. Centuries later, the Aztecs grew to control more…

Did ending slavery lead to bigger government?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2644465" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Abraham Lincoln[/caption] Prior to the Civil War, America was divided into five main categories: 1. The Radical Republican North that said slavery is wrong more…

Mark Twain: 'How they hate a Christian in Damascus!'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2682095" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Samuel Clemens aka Mark Twain[/caption] "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" was his first popular story, written in 1865 while he was in more…

Does the Constitution allow 'despotic tyrants'?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2681285" align="aligncenter" width="600"] James Warren[/caption] Following the hated Stamp Act of 1765, the British committed the Boston Massacre in 1770, firing into a crowd, killing five. In more…