The duel that changed history

by Bill Federer -- He intentionally fired into the air, but his political rival, Vice President Aaron Burr, took deadly aim and fatally shot Alexander Hamilton in a duel July 11, 1804. more…

Why centralized banks aren't a good idea

by Bill Federer -- Economist Milton Friedman stated: "Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it." Over the objections of Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and more…

The only known cure for cholera in 1849

by Bill Federer -- From the beginning of recorded history, 100's of millions have died from the epidemics of: the bubonic plague "Black Death," typhoid, typhus, smallpox, yellow fever, Spanish influenza, malaria, more…

Hawaii's deep roots in Christianity

by Bill Federer -- In 1778, British Captain James Cook discovered Hawaii, which he named "The Sandwich Islands" in honor of John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich – the acting First more…

The eerie coincidence of 1826

by Bill Federer -- Both served in the Continental Congress and both signed the Declaration of Independence. Both served as U.S. Ministers in France. One was elected the second president and the more…

We cannot let our nation 'stumble and fall'

by Bill Federer -- Thirty-eight-year-old King George III ruled the largest empire that planet earth had ever seen. The Declaration of Independence, approved July 4, 1776, listed the reasons why Americans declared more…

Battle of Gettysburg: Tremendous turning point

by Bill Federer -- Washington, D.C., was in a panic! Seventy-two thousand Confederate troops were just 60 miles away near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. What led up to this battle? After the Confederate victory more…