Fightin' words from the Founding Fathers

by Bill Federer -- The French and Indian War ended in 1763 with the French losing Canada and all their land east of the Mississippi River. King George III decided to leave more…

What every president has depended upon

by Bill Federer -- March 4 was presidential inauguration day from 1793 till 1933, when it was changed by the 20th Amendment to Jan. 20. In their inaugural addresses, presidents made appeals more…

The real story behind 'In God we Trust'

by Bill Federer -- In 1820, a U.S. revenue cutter captured the slave ship Antelope off the coast of Florida with nearly 300 African slaves. Francis Scott Key was the defense counsel more…

Did Islam really lead to the Renaissance?

by Bill Federer -- Islam's role in Dark Ages to Renaissance Caliph Umar fought alongside of Mohammed in nearly all his battles. Umar's daughter Hafsa was one of Mohammed's wives. Waging jihad, more…

What was purpose of Articles of Confederation?

by Bill Federer -- What was the government in the United States before the U.S. Constitution was written? It was the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, which were introduced in the more…

Another person persecuted for patriotism

by Bill Federer -- Richard Stockton signed the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration mentioned God four times: "Laws of Nature and of Nature's God ..." "All Men are created equal, that they more…

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…