Texas claimed independence for religious freedom

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1725155" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas[/caption] "Remember the Alamo!" In 1821, Mexico won its independence from Spain and established a Mexican Republic with a federal more…

'It is the duty of all nations
to acknowledge God'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1718685" align="aligncenter" width="600"] George Washington[/caption] George Washington was born Feb. 22, 1732. Washington was unanimously chosen as the Army's commander-in-chief, unanimously chosen as president of the Constitutional more…

'Stand fast in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1708045" align="aligncenter" width="600"] William Prescott statue, Bunker Hill Monument, Charlestown, Massachusetts[/caption] After the Boston Tea Party, where colonists threw 342 chests of British East India tea overboard, more…

Startling death turns skeptic into pioneer missionary

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1707825" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Adoniram Judson[/caption] The groans of a dying man kept him awake in the little inn outside New York. But he was hardened to the more…

Early sports star changed a nation for Jesus

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1703155" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Billy Sunday[/caption] A baseball star, Billy Sunday played for the Chicago White Stockings in the 1880s and later the Philadelphia Phillies. Born during the more…

U.S. at war with Islam
since Thomas Jefferson's time

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1698855" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Painting of Decatur in First Barbary War[/caption] "The first nation to recognize my country was Morocco," stated President Obama in Cairo, Egypt, June 4, more…

U.S., Cuba play unique roles
in abolishing slavery

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1698065" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Slaves on sugar cane plantation in Caribbean[/caption] Slavery in Cuba began earlier and lasted longer than most anywhere in the Americas. Nearly all ancient more…