Don't you wish every school still taught these?

by Bill Federer -- Selling a million copies a year for over 100 years, McGuffey's Readers were the mainstay of public education in America. Generations of school children read them, making them more…

The little-known history of Wall Street

by Bill Federer -- After seven centuries of Islamic occupation, Spain finally drove the Muslims out in 1492. Culturally caught in the middle between Christians and Muslims, King Ferdinand ordered Jews to more…

When chips are down, presidents know what to do

by Bill Federer -- "In 1775, the Continental Congress proclaimed the first national day of prayer. ... In 1783, the Treaty of Paris officially ended the long, weary Revolutionary War during which more…

The most precious possession the rich can own

by Bill Federer -- The "Star-Spangled Banner" was written while the British bombed Fort McHenry, named after Secretary of War James McHenry. Dr. James McHenry served as a surgeon during the Revolutionary more…

Historians know the biggest cause of crime

by Bill Federer -- The director of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover, died May 2, 1972. For 48 years, under eight presidents, J. Edgar Hoover oversaw the Federal Bureau of Investigation, becoming more…

Ronald Reagan told us what we need to say today

by Bill Federer -- There were ten major persecutions of Christians in the first three centuries: Nero A.D. 54-68 Domition A.D. 81- 96 Trajan A.D. 98-117 Antoninus Pius & Marcus Aurelius Antoninus more…

How France's Napoleon enlarged America

by Bill Federer -- Spain claimed most of the Americas from its native inhabitants by virtue of first discovery. Conquistadors who explored North America include: Ponce de Leon, 1513 Panfilo de Narvaez, more…