The brilliant life of Benjamin Franklin

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1904245" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Benjamin Franklin[/caption] On July 26, 1775, Benjamin Franklin became the first Postmaster General of the United States, a position he held under the British more…

Ulysses S. Grant: A progressive in best sense?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_3230214" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Ulysses S. Grant[/caption] Ulysses S. Grant was commissioned JULY 25, 1866, as general of the Army, the first ever to hold that rank and more…

Why the Founding Fathers hated paper money

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2235745" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Roger Sherman[/caption] He was the only person to sign all four of America's founding documents: Articles of Association-1774, Declaration of Independence-1776, Articles of Confederation-1777, more…

How poets see America

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2222295" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Carl Sandburg[/caption] "I see America not in the setting sun of a black night of despair. ... I see America in the crimson light more…

The dangers of elevating science above God

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2218155" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Scopes Monkey Trial[/caption] The Scopes Monkey Trial in 1925 pitted evolution against creation. Clarence Darrow defended evolution. Darrow had previously defended Leopold and Loeb, more…

Bet you never heard what happened on 1st trip to moon

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2220875" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Astronaut Buzz Aldrin walks on the surface of the Moon[/caption] "One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind," stated astronaut Neil more…

George Washington: Tough general

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2795625" align="aligncenter" width="600"] George Washington in Battle of Princeton[/caption] In the decades prior to the Revolutionary War, tensions arose between the two largest global powers: Britain, led more…

Greed vs. Gospel: How Native Americans were treated

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2222095" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Bartolomé de Las Casas[/caption] Apostle of the Indies, Bartolomé de Las Casas, died July 17, 1566. In 1502, he left Spain for the West more…