What was so special about the Pilgrims?

by Bill Federer -- William Brewster is portrayed in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda holding an open Bible, in the painting "Embarkation of the Pilgrims." William Brewster is also portrayed in the Rotunda more…

The book that defined American English

by Bill Federer -- Noah Webster first published his American Dictionary of the English Language on April 14, 1828. In order to evaluate the etymology of words, he learned 26 languages, including more…

Was Thomas Jefferson a Christian?

by Bill Federer -- Thomas Jefferson was born April 13, 1743. He drafted the Declaration of Independence, 1776; was governor of Virginia, 1779-1781; and founded the University of Virginia in 1819. While more…