Biggest influence in George Washington's life

by Bill Federer -- George Washington was born Feb. 22, 1732. He was unanimously chosen as the army's commander-in-chief, unanimously chosen as president of the Constitutional Convention, and unanimously chosen as the more…

How John Quincy Adams felt about Muslims

by Bill Federer -- On Feb. 21, 1848, "Old Man Eloquent" John Quincy Adams suffered a stroke at his desk in the House chamber. He had just given an impassioned speech against more…

The forgotten patriots who saved America

by Bill Federer -- The Boston Tea Party was when colonists threw 342 chests of British East India tea overboard. The British responded by by passing the Boston Port Bill to blockade more…

Our conflict with Muslims goes back 200 years

by Bill Federer -- "The first nation to recognize my country was Morocco," stated President Obama in Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009. Morocco began recognizing American colonists in 1625. Governor William Bradford more…

A brief history of slavery

by Bill Federer -- There are more slaves today than at any time in human history, reported Benjamin Skinner, a fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard Kennedy more…

The real history of Valentine's Day

by Bill Federer -- In the third century, the Roman Empire was being invaded by Goths. At the same time, the Plague of Cyprian, probably smallpox, broke out, killing at its height more…