Pennsylvania founded as 'holy experiment'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1774825" align="aligncenter" width="600"] William Penn[/caption] Admiral Sir William Penn fought the Dutch navy in the First Anglo-Dutch War, 1652-54. He captured Jamaica from the Spanish in 1655. more…

Civil War victory sprang
from Christian heritage

by Bill Federer -- The Confederate iron-plated ship Merrimac destroyed two Union boats during the Civil War. The Union responded with the ironclad Monitor. President Calvin Coolidge dedicated a statue to the more…

Supreme Court justice: 'I am not God'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1768465" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.[/caption] "Old Ironsides" is the nickname of the three-masted frigate USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned ship in the world still afloat. more…

Jefferson drafted day of fasting, prayer

by Bill Federer -- Furious at the Tea Party, the King punished Boston. He approved the Boston Port Act, March 7, 1774, effectively closing their harbor to all commerce and ruining their more…

Congress sought Christ for aid in Revolution

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1754705" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Henry Knox[/caption] Henry Knox witnessed the Boston Massacre in 1770. He served on guard duty to make sure no tea was unloaded from the more…

Why America rose against the British

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…

Past presidents gave warnings to America

by Bill Federer -- March 4th was Presidential Inauguration Day from 1793 till 1933, when it was changed by the 20th Amendment to January 20th. Many presidents gave warnings in their inaugural more…

'Let our coinage declare our trust in God'

by Bill Federer -- On March 3, 1931, Congress adopted "The Star-Spangled Banner" as the National Anthem. Written by Francis Scott Key during the War of 1812, the 4th verse of includes more…

Faith infused 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, introduced into the Continental Congress more…

Signer of Declaration of Independence lost all

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1741125" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Richard Stockton[/caption] Richard Stockton signed the Declaration of Independence. His brother-in-law, Elias Boudinot, was president of the Continental Congress for a term, signed the more…