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…

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…