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ANCIENT &; CLASSICAL HISTORY

Will "the Cradle of become its Grave"? History of Assyria & the Middle East

Armenia: Ancient Past to Aggrieved Present

The Ten Commandments, and the importance of an educated & moral population

Rise & Fall of Democracies & Republics: Crash Course on Plato's Republic

Jerusalem destroyed by Rome - then Rome devastated by Volcano, Fire, Plague

ROME & EARLY CHURCH

Leap Day

Lamb of God sacrificed on PASSOVER-Resurrected on FEAST OF FIRST FRUITS -"I know that my Redeemer liveth!"

Roman Persecution of Early Christians

The Fall of Rome & Lessons to be Learned

St. Valentine's Day

Saint Patrick -- "found Ireland all heathen and left it all Christian"

Saint Nicholas & the Origins of Secret Gift-Giving! 

Christmas Eve through the Centuries "Through Jesus Christ the world will yet be a better and a fairer place"-President Truman

Christmas Day: Date revealed by Levite calendar & celebrated through the ages!

"On the 12th Day of Christmas ..." - Epiphany, and How the Birth & Resurrection of Jesus Changed the Calendar

Maccabean Revolt & Hanukkah

Origin of Christmas Tree, Lights, Poinsettia, Famous Carols, & White House Christmas

MIDDLE AGES & CRUSADES

Magna Carta: History of Limiting Deep State Power - "Freedom of the individual against the arbitrary authority of the despot"; and the Third Crusade

Western Civilization

How Ottoman Islamic invasion from the East spread the Renaissance to the West

History of Writing & Printing: Victor Hugo on Gutenberg's Press "The Invention of Printing ... is the Mother of Revolution"

RENAISSANCE & AGE OF DISCOVERY

Marco Polo traveled East, Islamic jihad & the REAL reason Columbus sailed West

Miscalculation of Global Proportions led Columbus to attempt Voyage

Why Columbus risked sailing West in order to go East? What blocked the ancient land routes to India & China?

Voyages that Changed History-Columbus' Four Expeditions to the New World

“Cast Down Your Bucket Where You Are” - Booker T. Washington's famous Racial Reconciliation Speech; citing a ship stranded in the dangerous "doldrums"

Explorers circumnavigating the Earth, from Magellan & Drake to the Space Shuttle

Cortés, Montezuma, & the Fate of the Aztec Empire

Bartolome de Las Casas -Apostle of the Indies, Protector of the Indians

HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE v. OTTOMAN EMPIRE

Sept. 11th - Political Islam's Long War on the West

Battle of Lepanto, Spanish Armada, & Pilgrim Governor William Bradford

Sinking of Invincible Spanish Armada & its impact on English colonizing of America

17TH CENTURY AUTHORS, POETS & COMPOSERS

Cervantes in Spain & Shakespeare in England: Writers who shaped Western Literature

England's Civil War & a timeless classic in literature - John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress "The monster was hideous to behold...scales...wings like a dragon, feet like a bear...out of his belly came fire & smoke"

REFORMATION

How America was almost NEW FRANCE: Verrazzano, Cartier, Champlain, Fort Ticonderoga, Vermont, Ethan Allen & Green Mountain Boys

Dutch Golden Age: World Maritime-Economic Power of 16th & 17th centuries, and the Colony of New York

The Rarely Known History of Russia: Vikings to Mongols to Tsars to Socialism

Martin Luther, Reformation, Protestantism & the Influence on America's Founders

Renaissance & Reformation led to the Revolution: John Calvin, John Knox, & John Witherspoon

COLONIAL AMERICA

England's Virgin Queen Elizabeth I

How the Inventions of "Companies" helped to settle England's First Permanent Colony in America

Virginia's Founding and Significant Religious History

The Notorious Star Chamber and the Pilgrims fleeing to Holland & then New England

"Squanto ... was a special instrument sent of God for their good beyond their expectation"-Pilgrim Governor William Bradford

Pilgrims set sail: A mini-course in Self-Government

William Brewster & How Pilgrim Covenant twisted into Social Contract, then Socialism

Pilgrim Thanksgiving "God be praised we had a good increase ... Our harvest being gotten in"

Pilgrims experiment with Communism - and reject it

First NATIONAL Days of Thanksgiving

Faith of nation's forefathers celebrated at Plymouth

Freedom of Conscience, Rhode Island founder Roger Williams & Wall of Separation

Maryland's Christian Founding: What in the World Happened Since?

Dutch Global Empire - East Indies to New Amsterdam

Anglo-Dutch Wars & British Navy Admiral Sir William Penn, King Charles II, & the Quaker Colony of Pennsylvania

Admiral Sir William Penn, the imprisonment of his Quaker son, William Penn, & Colony of Pennsylvania

William Penn's Holy Experiment of Pennsylvania - "God will make it the Seed of a Nation": A Real Example of Tolerance & Equality

William Penn to Ben Franklin: Religious Tolerance & Freedom of Conscience in Pennsylvania

John Eliot, "Praying Indians," King Philip's War, & a Wampanoag preacher, Rev. "Blind" Joe Amos

John Harvard and Harvard University

Père Marquette, French Missionaries in North America, explored Michigan, Wisconsin, & Mississippi River Valley-Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, & Arkansas, and settled Chicago

Fighting the Sultan to Founding Georgia - Eugene of Savoy's aide-de-camp James Oglethorpe, and Georgia's Religious Heritage

Pilgrims almost sailed to Guyana, South America, till they heard what the Spanish did to French Fort Caroline

FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR

Pirates of the Caribbean, War of Jenkin's Ear, & The Ballad of the French Fleet

French & Indian War-The First Global War: Courage of a Young Colonel "Washington was never born to be killed by a bullet!"

Virginia: First Colony Founded & First in Calling for Freedom - Governors, Fairfax Resolves, & Patrick Henry's famous speech "Give me liberty ..."

INDIAN HISTORY

Lenape Indian Treaty with William Penn, & Zinzendorf's Moravian Missionaries, from Germany to Alaska

David Brainerd -- Missionary to Indians: "Oh, how precious is time...that God would make me more fruitful"

Trail of Tears, Oklahoma, Land Rush, Oil, & Cherokee Cowboy Will Rogers

Human migration, hunter-gatherers to agriculture; & Indian policies over 500 years

Greed vs. the Gospel: An Examination of Indian Policies

PIRATES

Lawless Pirates, Earthquake Judgment & Revival

GREAT AWAKENING

George Whitefield and the Great Awakening Revival

Whoever Controls Education Controls the Future: Jonathan Edwards & Colonial America vs. Socialism

Count Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf & the Moravian Missionaries

Revivals, Universities, and the preaching of Jonathan Edwards/a>

Deconstructing California: From Christian Founding to Shutting Down Churches!

REVOLUTIONARY WAR

First Prayer in Congress, September 1774, "The Establishment Clause must be interpreted by reference to historical practices & understandings"-Supreme Court, Galloway

Blockade of Boston's Harbor, Virginia's Day of Fasting, & the "shot heard round the world"

Lexington & Concord: Patriots' Self-Defense - "A people that legislate for themselves ought to be in the habit of protecting themselves"

"If you take away religion, you cannot hire enough police" -Harvard Professor Clay Christensen, quoting Fulbright scholar; and Harvard President Samuel Langdon, 1775

"Don't Shoot Until You See the Whites of Their Eyes!"-June 17, 1775, Battle of Bunker Hill, General Israel Putnam & Colonel William Prescott

William Prescott -Revolutionary War Hero & the Battle of Bunker Hill

Indian Massacres, British Quartering, & the Boston Massacre

Flag Day-"Under God" & "to the FLAG and to the REPUBLIC for which it stands"

Independence Day-Why is it so important? "GREATEST REVOLUTION that has ever taken place IN THE WORLD'S HISTORY"-Reagan

The Liberty Bell is rung!

21-year-old patriot Nathan Hale "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country"

Battle of Brooklyn Heights & Providential Fog allowing Washington to Escape

"The American Crisis," December 1776, by Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine" From Patriot to Pariah, the Only Founder Without a Grave Site

Battle of Trenton-"Independence ... confirmed by God Almighty in the victory of General Washington at Trenton"

Battle of Princeton "a military exploit of unparalleled brilliancy"

French Marquis de Lafayette - "adopted son" of Washington

John Paul Jones "I have not yet begun to fight!"

Boston Tea Party & What led up to it?

Victory of the Battle of Saratoga - one of history's most important battles, & contributions of Spanish General Galvez

Starving Ships & the Freezing Winter at Valley Forge 1777-78

"Smallpox is ten times more terrible!" Deadly Diseases during the Revolution, & Dr. Benjamin Rush "Father of American Medicine"

Spies, Traitors, Leaks, Betrayal: Benedict Arnold & America's "Enemies Foreign & Domestic"

Battle of Cowpens: a tactical masterpiece & turning point of the Revolutionary War

King's Mountain Battle to the Victory at Yorktown, & the End of the Revolutionary War

Newburgh Conspiracy broken up by George Washington

FOUNDERS & PATRIOTS

George Washington's Birthday - The First Presidents Day

The Death of Washington: "First in war, first in peace, & first in the hearts of his countrymen"

Sam Adams "Father of the American Revolution"

The Wisdom of John Adams: on Liberty, Tyranny, & the need for Christian virtue

Betsy Ross & Patriot Women of the Revolution: Courageous Wives, Mothers & Daughters

Henry Knox-cannons from Fort Ticonderoga to Dorchester Heights "one of the most stupendous feats of logistics"

John Peter Muhlenberg: Major-General, Congressman, Senator ... & Pastor; And his Pastor brother Frederick-the First Speaker of the U.S. House

Wisdom of Ben Franklin: Printer, Postmaster, Ambassador, Author, Inventor, Scientist, & Founding Father

Benjamin Franklin & Pennsylvania's Role in Abolition of Slavery

Jefferson on Jesus, Religious Freedom, Conscience, Government, Indians, Islam, & more

Pastors in Politics during American Revolution: Hugh Williamson & other preachers

Jacob Duché - Continental Congress Prayer, and a caution to "Stand Fast"

Charles Carroll of Carrollton - Longest Living Signer of Declaration

John Witherspoon, Pastor & Signer of Declaration of Independence "A Republic must either preserve its Virtue or lose its Liberty"

Most Infamous Duel in American History: Aaron Burr killed Alexander Hamilton

Roger Sherman, and the importance of gold & silver

Patrick Henry "Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? ... As for me, give me liberty or give me death!"

James Madison & his defense of rights of conscience

Patrick Henry, George Mason, Thomas Jefferson, & James Madison-Freedom of Conscience & Religion

John Jay-First Chief Justice

George Mason: Bill of Rights' Purpose is to Limit Federal Government

First Bible in English printed in America

Jefferson & Adams - 50 years after the Declaration of Independence

Forefathers sacrificed for POSTERITY - the "UNBORN MILLIONS"

18TH CENTURY AUTHORS, POETS & COMPOSERS

Johann Sebastian Bach & the Bible -"In devotional music, God is always present with His grace"

"Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound ...": John Newton, William Wilberforce, & the fight to end slavery in the British Empire

"Hark the Herald Angels Sing" - Charles Wesley

Famous Composers & their Christmas Music

Christmas Carols

U.S. CONSTITUTION

Articles of Confederation - United States' First Government, & Role of Religion in Original State Constitutions

Constitution Day "A Republic, If You Can Keep It"

Anti-Federalists-"Liberty depends on men being virtuous enough to make laws to punish themselves"

Bill of Rights: "restrictive clauses" to stop Federal Government's "abuse of its powers"

John Langdon-A Courageous, Forgotten Founding Father & his role in ratifying the U.S. Constitution

"The Ring is trying to get back to its master!"-J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, & George Washington's Farewell Warning

"Democracy is a volcano" cited Fisher Ames, "which conceals the fiery materials of its own destruction!"

Ancient Israel & Right of "the PEOPLE" to Keep & Bear Arms

U.S. Senate Chaplains & U.S. House Chaplains

Who is the King in America? Who is responsible if things go wrong? - Not to Vote is to Abdicate the Throne!

U.S. Constitution vs. Sharia

Constitution v Islam

ACLU redefines "We the People

SEPARATION CHURCH & STATE

Was the U.S. Constitution ratified by "Christian" states?

Same week Congress approved First Amendment, it requested Washington declare Nation's first National Day of Thanksgiving to Almighty God

Treaty of Tripoli, & the confusion surrounding it explained in four points

First Things First: Religious Freedom! How Baptists influenced Jefferson on Separation of Church & State

Jefferson's Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom: In Depth Look at Religious Liberty & How Courts have Taken It Away!

"'Wall of separation,' a phrase nowhere to be found in the Constitution"-Justice Potter Stewart

War on Prayer by Atheists, Socialists, & Communists: It is Legal to Pray in School (Voluntarily!) & the danger of socialism in public education

Presidents Acknowledged God in Inaugural Addresses

Senator Byrd-God acknowledged in the U.S. Capitol; Reagan "From the early days of the American colonies, prayer in schools was revered as an important tradition"

Why "So Help Me God"?: The Purpose of an Oath

Presidents & Churches they attended

"America, America, God Shed His Grace On Thee ..." 50 States acknowledged God "from sea to shining sea"

FRENCH REVOLUTION & NAPOLEON

French Revolution - Bastille Day & Reign of Terror "liberté, égalité, fraternité"

Early History of Yale College, & Its 8th President, Timothy Dwight, who exposed Voltaire's anti-Christian agenda for France

James Monroe, 5th President "When the people become ignorant & corrupt ... they become the willing instruments of their own ruin"

James Otis on government tracking, & his sister, Mercy Otis Warren, "The Conscience of the American Revolution"

Intolerable Acts, Dr. Joseph Warren, & the Suffolk Resolves

Edmund Burke on French Revolution "All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

How Napoleon Rearranged Global Politics

The Louisiana Territory & How a Haitian Slave Rebellion helped convince Napoleon to sell it to the U.S.

Dos de Mayo y Cinco de Mayo: Spain & Napoleon; Mexico & Maximillian

"Duty"-Admiral Horatio Nelson

EARLY AMERICAN REPUBLIC

John Quincy Adams: His Fight Against Slavery & His Faith in the Bible

The Man without a Country: The political ambition of Aaron Burr & his fall from Vice-President to treason

Noah Webster & his 1828 Webster's Dictionary: "The Christian religion is the most important & one of the first things in which all children ought to be instructed"

The History of Writing, Noah Webster's Dictionary & Old Public School Textbooks taught the Bible

McGuffey's Readers sold a Million Copies a Year for 120 Years! "Ten Commandments are basic"; "Pray to God to keep you from sin & harm"

Tennessee History, Heritage, & Faith

WAR OF 1812

Napoleonic conquests led up to War of 1812: British attacked Land, Sea, & incited Indians; Madison called nation to fight and pray!

Capt. James Lawrence "Don't Give Up the Ship!" & Capt. Oliver Hazard Perry "We have met the enemy, and they are ours!"-Battle of Lake Erie

Fort Mims attack, Battle of New Orleans & General Andrew Jackson

Author of Star-Spangled Banner, Francis Scott Key, fought slavery! And a little-known story of Randolph's Land for freed slaves

IN GOD WE TRUST National Motto -Francis Scott Key's anthem & his fight to free slaves

Daniel Webster "The Constitution has enemies, secret and professed"

BARBARY PIRATES

Jefferson & the Barbary Pirate Coast

"AN APPEAL TO HEAVEN" - Origins of U.S. Navy, Marines, & Coast Guard "We'll carry on 'til Kingdom Come, Ideals for which we've died"

Justice Samuel Chase & Secretary of War James McHenry "Public utility pleads most forcibly for the general distribution of the Holy Scriptures"

Early Naval Heroes & the U.S. Naval Academy

Navy Heroes: Jordi Farragut Mesquida (George Farragut), David Porter, David Glasgow Farragut, David Dixon Porter, Matthew Fontaine Maury

Henry Clay

William Lloyd Garrison, Henry David Thoreau, Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, & Ralph Waldo Emerson - "America ... a last effort of divine Providence in behalf of the human race"

BANK WARS

THE BANK WAR: Jackson v. Biddle

Andrew Jackson-"Old Hickory": A fiery General & President during America's Formative Era

SECOND GREAT AWAKENING

John Wesley's "Religion of the Heart" & Francis Asbury, Methodist Circuit Riding Preacher "one of the builders of our nation"

Jefferson organized a church & America's Second Great Awakening Revival

Famous Black Preachers: John Marrant, George Liele, Andrew Bryan, David George, Richard Allen & Harry Hosier

Lott Carey & Colin Teague, missionaries to Africa; Betsey Stockton to Hawaii; John Stewart to Wyandotte Tribe

First Missionaries to Hawaii

Hawaii Great Awakening & Missionaries to Marquesas Islands: End of Pele Volcano Worship, Human Sacrifice, Cannibalism & Leprosy

Dr. Livingstone, Scottish Missionary to the Congo, exposed Islamic slave trade in Africa

"Reverence for Life"- Albert Schweitzer, Medical Missionary to Africa

World's Largest Library-the Library of Congress, & Union Station: Acknowledgements of Faith

John Adams, his sons, and Henry Cabot Lodge: An Inheritance of American Liberty

Sir William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England & Charles Finney's Lectures on Revival

Who invented Basketball & Volleyball?-History of YMCA, YWCA, Goodwill Industries

The Salvation Army: William Booth & his wife, Catherine - "To keep quiet seemed like being a traitor to humanity."

FOREIGN MISSIONARIES

Haystack Prayer Meeting & World Missionary Movement, pioneered by Adoniram & Ann Judson to Burma

WESTERN EXPANSION

Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery Expedition

Daniel Boone: famed hunter, explorer & pioneer

Nez Perce & Flathead Indians, Missionary Dr. Marcus & Narcissa Whitman, & the Oregon Trail

10th President John Tyler "If any people ever had cause to render up thanks to the Supreme Being ... we certainly are that people."

Alexis de Tocqueville: Christianity in America, Islam in Algeria, & How "despotism" of "all powerful government" comes when citizens "debase" their souls seeking "vulgar pleasures"

Robert Fulton, the Steamship, & National Maritime Day

"What Hath God Wrought"-Samuel Morse & the invention of the Telegraph

John Colter's run, Jedediah Smith, & the Mountain Men

Kit Carson, Jim Bridger, Mountain Men of the Rockies, & fate of Buffalo & Indians from Railroads

The Apple & Johnny Appleseed

Lewis Cass explored Minnesota for source of Mississippi; and Michigan-Minnesota Territory settled by immigrants

Revolutions: French vs American; & term of 13th President Millard Fillmore

CHOLERA EPIDEMIC

Cholera-Plague of the 19th Century, the First Global Epidemic & President Zachary Taylor's Day of Fasting

TEXAS

Sam Houston & the Republic of TEXAS

"Remember the Alamo-Remember Goliad": New Spain & Texas History

South of the Border: Mexican Revolutions

LEADING UP TO CIVIL WAR

A President and a Poet: Franklin Pierce and Nathaniel Hawthorne

Civil War: What led up to the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment?

Frederick Douglass, Abolitionist Leader & Advisor to President Abraham Lincoln

Sojourner Truth, Betsey Stockton, Harriet Tubman, & Anna Murray-Douglass

Anti-slavery party formed - the Republican Party, which also stood for natural one man-one woman marriage

Civil War: The Economic & Slavery Tensions Preceding It

Julia Ward Howe's Battle Hymn of the Republic & efforts to end the slave trade

Bleeding Kansas, Uncle Tom's Cabin, John Brown, & Beecher's Bibles, and Preacher Henry Ward Beecher

CIVIL WAR

How Lee's Lost Order No. 191 changed the Civil War

Gettysburg Address-"Of the People, By the People, For the People"-Lincoln

Lincoln's Day of Fasting & two days later General Stonewall Jackson accidentally shot by his own men

Darwin Day v. Lincoln's Birthday: Born Exact Same Day - But Lives Had Opposite Effects

Circuit-riding Preacher Peter Cartwright vs. Circuit-riding Attorney Abe Lincoln vs. Judge Stephen Douglas

Quaker Anthony Benezet to Senator Charles Sumner: Anti-Slavery Champions

Robert E. Lee, Confederate General, & after War, a Leader in Reconciliation

Ulysses S. Grant: Union General & 18th President "Hold fast to the Bible as the sheet anchor of your liberties"

Battle of Gettysburg: Turning Point in Civil War "I ... invoke the influence of His Holy Spirit to subdue the anger which has produced ... cruel rebellion"-Lincoln

Battle of the Ironclads: CSS Virginia (Merrimack) & USS Monitor-"Naval Warfare had been Revolutionized"

Clara Barton & American Red Cross

Women's Suffrage Leaders: Susan B. Anthony, Lucretia Mott, Frances Willard, Emma Willard, Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Memorial Day - Honoring Heroes of Courage, Sacrifice & Faith

Memorial Day, Crimean War, & Alaska

THIRD GREAT AWAKENING

P.T. Barnum's Greatest Show on Earth & Layman's Prayer Revival, evangelist D.L. Moody and the Third Great Awakening

LATE 1800s GILDED AGE

Ulysses S. Grant

President Garfield's warning at 100th anniversary of Declaration of Independence

India: "Oh, East is East & West is West, And never the twain shall meet... "-Rudyard Kipling

OTTOMAN EXPANSION

Albania's Two Kinds of Heroes: Mother Teresa & Skanderbeg

Historian Arnold Toynbee on Ottoman Empire, Armenian Massacre, & World Events

Byzantine Empire, Ottoman Empire, Ataturk "Father of Republic of Turkey" vs. Menderes "Great Riot of Istanbul"

"armed Mohammedan world"

Grover Cleveland addressed Massacre in Armenia

Grover Cleveland & Crises of the late 19th Century: Socialism, Riots, Defending Marriage, Islamism ...

SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR

Teddy Roosevelt, the Rough Riders & Battle of San Juan Hill; "Resolved ... the people of the island of Cuba are and of right ought to be free!"

Cuba & the struggle for freedom from slavery

Theodore Roosevelt: Spanish-American War, 26th President, Trust-Busting, Race Relations, WW I, Massacre of Kurds, Syrians & Armenians

Armed Forces Day

Statue of Liberty:"America ... a last effort of Divine Providence in behalf of the human race"-Ralph Waldo Emerson

19TH CENTURY AUTHORS, POETS & COMPOSERS

Herman Melville's classic novel Moby Dick, 1851, and how a Hawaiian Missionary saved an American sailor from cannibals

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - American Fireside Poet - "Man is unjust, but God is just; and finally justice triumphs"

Victor Hugo - greatest of the Romanticist poets

Poet Alfred Lord Tennyson, "Charge of the Light Brigade," Crimean War, & Russia's sale of Alaska - "Seward's Folly"

"Until We Meet Again" & James T. Fields' The Atlantic Monthly, "The Captain's Daughter"

"My COUNTRY 'tis of Thee, Sweet LAND of LIBERTY," & how Patriotism is reverse of Marxism

19TH & 20TH CENTURY HISTORY & JEWISH IMMIGRATION

Jewish Immigration to America: "Jews of the United States ... were free ... (and) prospered ... in a degree unexampled in Europe"-London Jewish Chronicle, 1862

Presidents on Jewish persecution in Eastern Europe & the support of the State of Israel

Rasputin "The Holy Devil," the Bolshevik Revolution, Socialist Russia, and Solzhenitsyn's warning to America

WORLD WAR I

Christmas Truce of 1914 and selected Presidential Christmas Greetings

World War I - Middle East Oil - Sinking of the Lusitania - Woodrow Wilson - Sergeant York

Eddie Rickenbacker "Fighting the Flying Circus" & "Seven Came Through"

Veterans Day-"The Soldier is required to practice the greatest act of religious training--Sacrifice" -General MacArthur

U.S. Military & Commanders-in-Chief: Role of Biblical Faith in America's Armed Forces

Bibles in Military given by Generals and Presidents

EARLY 1900'S

Panama Canal - over 100 American lives lost for each mile of 50 mile wide Isthmus

President was also Chief Justice? William Howard Taft

Booker T. Washington "The Bible should be read as a daily guide to right living & positive Christian service"

LOVE and NON-VIOLENT PROTEST: Booker T. Washington and Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

EQUALITY & RACIAL HEALING: MLK, Jr. "We must NOT allow our creative protest to DEGENERATE into VIOLENCE" ... "There is the MORE EXCELLENT WAY of LOVE"

Coolidge: "Unless bureaucracy is constantly resisted it breaks down representative government ... having authority over everybody and being responsible to nobody"

Machiavelli, Alinsky, the Criminal Mind, & FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover

TAX HISTORY

Income Tax began as Civil War Emergency, Wilson made permanent, & FDR expanded it

Withholding Taxes from Paychecks

Labor Day, Railroad Strike & Eugene Debs, founder of the Socialist Party of America

SLAVERY HISTORY

Slavery - a long shameful history

Fighting Slavery: Abolitionist Champions in History, including John Jay, William Seward, Salmon Chase, Cassius Clay, Rufus King, & others

SCOUTING

Who was Sir Robert Baden-Powell? His original vision for the Boy Scouts, & what has happened since

Girl Guides, Girl Scouts, Y.W.C.A., Camp Fire Girls & American Heritage Girls

ROARING TWENTIES

Successful Black Entrepreneurs

George Washington Carver, his Faith, & the Peanut "Only alone can I draw close enough to God to discover His secrets"

Helen Keller "Self-pity is our worst enemy"

How do Politicians become Corrupt? "The love of power and the love of money"-Franklin

Mother's Day Origins & Ageless Importance

Father's Day! "The call today is for heroes" -U.S. Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall

National Day of Prayer & "Back to God" Program under Eisenhower

Herbert Hoover: Quaker, Indian Reservation, Engineer, WWI Relief, President, and his views on Middle East, Communism, Constitution, & the Bible

20TH CENTURY REVIVALS

Professional Baseball Player comes out as a Christian evangelist! - preaches to 100 million in tent revivals and pioneers radio - Billy Sunday

Billy Graham: "America has gone a long way down the wrong road..."

GREAT DEPRESSION

Stock Market Crash 1929 & the Great Depression & dangerous policy of government intervention

WORLD WAR II IN EUROPE

Miracle of Dunkirk & Sir Winston Churchill: his views on National Socialism & Sharia Islam

Hitler's Brownshirts used Antifa-style tactics to overthrow Germany's Republic; D-Day began the rescue of Europe: "A Struggle to Preserve our Republic, our Religion & our Civilization"-FDR, June 6, 1944

WWII Battle of the Bulge during the freezing winter of 1944-45

General Omar Bradley: "America is running on the momentum of a godly ancestry, and when that momentum runs down, God help America"

Sinking of the U.S.A.T. Dorchester & Four Chaplains Day

FDR "Victory ... of Christian religion over the forces of evil," courage in pioneering the west, in WWII & Cold War, Generals Schwarzkopf & Boykin

Fifth Column "These trouble-breeders have but one purpose - to divide our people"-FDR

Would Democrats nominate FDR today? - A flashback to 80 years ago!

National SOCIALIST Workers Party: Body Parts, Gun confiscation, Arab Legion & Dietrich Bonhoeffer's courage against the anti-Christian state

WORLD WAR II IN PACIFIC

Pearl Harbor Attacked-"a date which will live in infamy!" FDR responded with U.S. entering World War II

Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in the Southwest Pacific-"It is fatal to enter a war without the will to win it"

World War II in the Pacific, ramming of PT-109, & JFK's quotes on Religious Freedom, Israel & Faith

Battle of Midway-Turning Point in Pacific World War II

Pacific War with Imperial Japan & the Battle of Okinawa

V-J Day & The Survival of Christian Civilization "We will advance the cause of Christian CIVILIZATION or revert to the horrors of brutal paganism ... The choice between the two is upon us" -Theodore Roosevelt

Mitsuo Fuchida-Pearl Harbor to Calvary: Dangerous Pacific War & the Life-changing Power of the Gospel

KOREAN WAR & COLD WAR

Socialism/Communism vs. Democracy/Capitalism: Korean War "Freedom is Not Free"

Cold War, Socialism, & the Foreign Policy of Eisenhower & Secretary of State John Foster Dulles

Kennedy, Nixon on Castro's Cuba & USSR-Union of Soviet SOCIALIST Republics

Socialism-Communism - "Iron Curtain" & "Bamboo Curtain," compared to Freedom & Faith

Communist tactics to infiltrate & conquer the United States

UNITED NATIONS FOUNDED, BIRTH OF ISRAEL, & COLD WAR COMMUNISM

Harry S Truman, his role in creating the State of Israel, & his defense of "the right to worship God"

U.N.'s "high ideals" replaced with "growing disregard for UN Charter" with no Creator-given rights

United Nations: A Good or Bad Idea? Alger Hiss, Whittaker Chambers, Organization of Islamic Cooperation, etc.

The Pope that stood against Socialism -- John Paul II

The Public Faith of JFK - "All men are brothers ... God placed us on Earth together."

John F. Kennedy shot. What did he & others warn America?

Gerald Ford

How Landslide Lyndon "won" Senate race in 1948? - And U.S. entered Vietnam War!

Foreign Policy

FLIGHT & SPACE

Charles Lindbergh's historic flight & his aviator-author wife, Anne Lindbergh

Robert Goddard "Father of Modern Rocketry, & Wernher von Braun, Father of Modern Space Flight

The Space Race: Manned Space Flight & the Faith of Astronauts-“To look out at this kind of creation and not believe in God is to me impossible"-John Glenn, first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth

Apollo 13 "Houston, we've had a problem!" Nixon "When we learned of the safe return of our astronauts..."

Apollo 11 Moon Landing & Communion on the Moon

20TH CENTURY AUTHORS, POETS & COMPOSERS

"NEW JERSEY is being INVADED by MARTIANS!!!" H.G. Wells, his novels & probing moral questions

"God Bless America" -- written by Russian Jewish immigrant Irving Berlin

C.S. Lewis - "The safest road to Hell is the gradual one..."

"Two Roads Diverge in the Woods ..."-Robert Frost, Four Time Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet

Poet Carl Sandburg: "When a nation goes down ... one condition may always be found; they forgot where they came from"

HOLLYWOOD

"A Man Called Peter": U.S. Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall

General "Mad Anthony" Wayne, Bruce Wayne, & John Wayne "I'd like to know why they make excuses for cowards ..."

POLITICAL HISTORY

Montesquieu: 3 Types of Governments & What Makes Them Work

Character, religion, virtue, & moral education are necessary in a Republic

William Henry Harrison: Shortest Term, Longest Inaugural, Gravest Warning

America: An Experiment in Self-Government

Race Politics: LBJ's BIG SWITCH from INTIMIDATION to ENTITLEMENT to control minority voters - It is not Black & White

Politics of Immigration

Politics of Lying

Scandals Ancient & Modern: "The end" does not justify "the means"!

Benghazi & Istanbul Process

Women can Vote: Voting History, Methods of Manipulation, & Price of Eternal Vigilance!

FAITH cited in Early Inaugural Addresses, with some Warnings Against Socialism!

Washington's Prediction of Coups to Usurp Power, by Courts, Political Parties, Deep State

Power Concentrating: Warnings of Federal Deep-State Despotism

Usurpation of Power by Courts with responses of former Presidential Candidates

MODERN ERA

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Baptist Preacher

Wording of First Amendment & Who Twisted It

Reagan's Faith & Politics: Warning of Socialism, Secularism, & "the tragic taking of unborn children's lives"

Margaret Thatcher & England's Past & Future?

Bill Clinton

ISRAEL & MIDDLE EAST

Mark Twain-Samuel Langhorne Clemens-Innocents Abroad, his visit to the Middle East & his views on life

WWI, Kaiser, Sultan, Chaim Weizmann & Birth of Modern Day Israel

The State of Israel: Ancient & Modern

Six Day War 1967, Yom Kippur War 1973, U.S. support of Israel, & the empty promise of "land for peace"

LEGAL HISTORY

What Kind of Justice would Madison pick? -Justice Joseph Story

Justice James Kent "Whatever strikes at the root of Christianity, tends...to the dissolution of civil government"; President Calvin Cooldge "Right to equality, liberty & property...have for their foundation reverence for God"

America great? Justice James Wilson "It is the BEST form of government which has EVER been offered to the WORLD"

John Marshall, Supreme Court Chief Justice, "The American population is entirely Christian, and with us, Christianity and Religion are identified."

Supreme Court - America a Christian Nation - Justice David Brewer

Thomas Cooley, American Bar Assoc. President, 1893: on Religion, 2nd Amendment, Local Control of Government

Judge Learned Hand "What then is the spirit of liberty"

Justice Warren Burger

Despotic Branch

SCIENCE HISTORY

Great Plague of London & Sir Isaac Newton

Sir Frances Bacon, Johannes Kepler, Astronomy, & the Scientific Revolution

Robert Boyle-Father of Chemistry & Blaise Pascal-Father of Hydraulic Engineering

"Old Ironsides" USS Constitution - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., & his dissenting son

Louis Pasteur, French microbiologist noted for discoveries in vaccinations, microbial fermentation, and pasteurization.

Faith of Famous Astronomers, and a church organist-turned-astronomer who discovered a planet--Sir William Herschel

Albert Einstein "I observe the Laws of Nature ... There are not Laws without a Lawgiver"

Evolution's Inherent Racism defended by Clarence Darrow: The Scopes Monkey Trial & William Jennings Bryan

LIFE & HEALTHCARE

Sanctity of Life - "The greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion"-Mother Teresa - Pro-Life Sunday

Healthcare, Hospitals & History of Christian Charity

Obamacare Decision: Today's Dred Scott