The 1st global war wasn't what you think

by Bill Federer -- In the decades prior to the Revolutionary War, tensions arose between the two largest global powers: Britain, led by King George II, and France, led by King Louis more…

Why did Aaron Burr hate Alexander Hamilton?

by Bill Federer -- He intentionally fired into the air, but his political rival, Vice President Aaron Burr, took deadly aim and fatally shot him in a duel July 11, 1804. Alexander more…

Early presidents knew perils of centralized banks

by Bill Federer -- Economist Milton Friedman stated: "Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it." Over the objections of Thomas Jefferson, the nation's first more…

Only medicine for 1800s epidemic was faith

by Bill Federer -- From the beginning of recorded history, hundreds of millions have died from the epidemics of: the bubonic plague, typhoid, typhus, smallpox, yellow fever, Spanish flu, malaria, measles, and more…