Longest-lived signer of Declaration had 1 unique trait

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2593425" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Charles Carroll[/caption] Charles Carroll was the only Roman Catholic to sign the Declaration of Independence. He was the longest living signer of the Declaration. more…

Why King George called Washington 'greatest man in the world'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_4035591" align="aligncenter" width="596"] The inauguration of President George Washington[/caption] After the victory over the British at Yorktown, many of the Continental soldiers grew disillusioned with the new more…

What every American president needs to do

by Bill Federer -- On Nov. 1, 1800, John Adams became the first U.S. president to move into the White House. The following day he wrote a letter to his wife, Abigail, more…

500 years ago today: The birth of Protestantism

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_4625571" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Martin Luther[/caption] On Oct. 31, 1517, an Augustinian monk named Martin Luther posted 95 debate questions on the door of Wittenberg Church, which began more…

The amazing, incorruptible career of John Adams

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_4625193" align="aligncenter" width="600"] John Adams[/caption] John Adams was born Oct. 30, 1735. A Harvard graduate, he was admitted to the bar and married Abigail Smith in 1764. more…

Statue of Liberty: Still a beacon of freedom?

by Bill Federer -- The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World was dedicated Oct. 28, 1886. Standing 305 feet above the pedestal base, the 450,000-lb. statue was a gift from France. Earlier more…

The 2nd Amendment's very ancient roots

by Bill Federer -- In September of 1774, Dr. Joseph Warren wrote the Suffolk Resolves.British statesman Edmund Burke cited the Suffolk Resolves as a major development in colonial animosity, which eventually led more…

Grover Cleveland: Surprisingly conservative by today's standards

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_4623997" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Grover Cleveland[/caption] Democrat President Grover Cleveland condemned Islamic terrorism committed against Armenian Christians in Turkey, Dec. 2, 1895: "Massacres of Christians in Armenia and more…