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ANCIENT & CLASSICAL HISTORY

Assyria: Will the "Cradle of Civilization ... become its Grave"?

Armenia - Ancient and Modern Times

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

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

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

ROME & EARLY CHURCH

Leap Day

Easter-Resurrection Day

Roman Persecution of Early Church

The Fall of Rome - What Can We Learn?

St. Valentine's Day

St. Patrick

Saint Nicholas Traditions 

Christmas Eve through the Years

Christmas Day! - "the magnetic needle of history stands vertical and points up"

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

Maccabean Revolt & Hanukkah

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

MIDDLE AGES & CRUSADES

Magna Carta & the 3rd Crusade

Western Civilization

Islam led to Renaissance

Johannes Gutenberg and the invention of the Printing Press

RENAISSANCE & AGE OF DISCOVERY

Marco Polo, Islamic Jihad & the REAL reason Columbus sailed West

Columbus' Miscalculation: How Far Around is the Round Earth

The End of the World & Why Columbus risked sailing to West to go East

Columbus' Four Voyages

The Doldrums: Columbus' 3rd Voyage, Coleridge poem & Booker T. Washington's Atlanta speech

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

Cortes and the Fall of Mexico's Aztec Empire

Bartolome de Las Casas

HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE v. OTTOMAN EMPIRE

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

Battle of Lepanto, 1571

Sinking of Invincible Spanish Armada, 1588

17TH CENTURY AUTHORS, POETS & COMPOSERS

Cervantes in Spain & Shakespeare in England

England's Civil War & John Bunyan

John Bunyan's Pilgrims Progress

REFORMATION

New France

Dutch Golden Age

A Short History of Russia, from Vikings to Ivan the Terrible to Communism

Martin Luther, the Reformation and Protestantism

Connecting the Dots: Islamic Expansion - Renaissance - Reformation & John Knox - Revolution

COLONIAL AMERICA

England's Virgin Queen Elizabeth I

Virginia Company

Virginia History

The Notorious Star Chamber and the Pilgrims fleeing to Holland & 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

Pilgrim Elder William Brewster

Pilgrims' Thanksgiving to God

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

Dutch Global Empire - East Indies to New Amsterdam

William Penn and his Quaker Colony

William Penn's Holy Experiment

William Penn's Pennsylvania - "God will make it the seed of a nation"

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

Praying Indians & the tragic King Philip's War

John Harvard and Harvard University

Père Marquette, French Missionaries in North America, and the founding of Chicago

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

Fort Caroline

FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR

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

French and Indian War

Virginia Governors

INDIAN HISTORY

Lenape Indians

David Brainerd, Missionary to Indians

Indian Removal Act & Trail of Tears

Indian migration, hunter-gatherers to agriculture, & 500 years with 8 policies

Indian Policies & the Struggle between Greed and the Gospel

PIRATES

Earthquake in Port Royal & Revival in Jamaica

GREAT AWAKENING

George Whitefield and the Great Awakening Revival

Battle for the Minds of the Children

Count Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf & the Moravian Missionaries

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

California Missions

REVOLUTIONARY WAR

First Prayer in Congress, September 1774

Boston blockaded

Patriots Day

Harvard President Samuel Langdon & Harvard Professor Clay Christensen

Bunker Hill

William Prescott

Boston Massacre

Flag Day-"Under God" & "to the Republic"

Independence Day

Liberty Bell

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

Battle of Brooklyn Heights & Providential Fog allowing Washington to Escape

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

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"

Marquis de Lafayette

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 the most important battles in world history!

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"

Benedict Arnold: Spies & Traitors leaked, betrayed America- "Enemies Foreign & Domestic"

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

King's Mountain to Yorktown & the End of the Revolutionary War

Newburgh Conspiracy broken up - by George Washington

FOUNDERS & PATRIOTS

George Washington

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

Sam Adams "Father of the American Revolution"

John Adams on Tyranny, Liberty, and the need for Christian virtue

Betsy Ross & Courageous Women of the Revolution

Henry Knox

John Peter Muhlenberg: Pastor, Major-General, Congressman & Senator

Franklin-Printer/Inventor

Benjamin Franklin & Pennsylvania's Role in Abolition of Slavery

Thomas Jefferson

Hugh Williamson and Pastors in Politics in Colonial America

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

Charles Carroll of Carrollton - Longest Living Signer of Declaration

John Witherspoon, ordained minister & Signer of the Declaration of Independence "A Republic must either preserve its Virtue or lose its Liberty."

Alexander Hamilton v. Aaron Burr

Roger Sherman

Patrick Henry

Madison

James Madison & George Mason - Freedom of Conscience & Free Exercise of Religion

John Jay-First Chief Justice

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

First Bible in English printed in America

Adams-Jefferson died on the SAME day

Posterity

18TH CENTURY AUTHORS, POETS & COMPOSERS

Johann Sebastian Bach

"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 and Christmas Music

Christmas Carols

U.S. CONSTITUTION

Confederation Articles

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"

A Forgotten Founding Father's Role in Ratifying the U.S. Constitution - John Langdon

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

Fisher Ames "A democracy is a volcano which conceals the fiery materials of its own destruction"

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

Senate & House Chaplains

Not to Vote is to Abdicate the Throne! - Who is the King in America?

U.S. Constitution versus Sharia

Constitution v Islam

ACLU redefines "We the People

SEPARATION CHURCH & STATE

Christian States ratified U.S. Constitution

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

Treaty of Tripoli

First Things First - Religious Freedom! How Baptists influenced Jefferson's views on Separation of Church and State

Religious Freedom Day - Jefferson's Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom: In-depth look at religious liberty & how it is being lost

"Constitution does not require complete separation of church and state" - Lynch v. Donnelly, 1984

It is Legal to Pray in School (Voluntarily!)

Presidents Acknowledged God in Inaugural Addresses

Senator Byrd - God acknowledged in the U.S. Capitol

"So Help Me God" - What is the Purpose of an Oath?

Presidents & the Churches they attended

America the Beautiful-God acknowledged in all 50 State Constitutions

FRENCH REVOLUTION & NAPOLEON

Bastille Day & French Revolution's Reign of Terror

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

James Monroe, 5th President

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

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 impacted the World

French Louisiana Territory & Napoleon

Dos de Mayo & Cinco de Mayo

"Duty" - Admiral Horatio Nelson

EARLY AMERICAN REPUBLIC

JQA

Man Without a Country

Noah Webster

Noah Webster: History of Writing & Education

McGuffey Readers

Tennessee

WAR OF 1812

War of 1812 & Madison's Prayers

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

Battle of New Orleans

Star-Spangled Banner's author, Francis Scott Key, fought slavery! And an unknown story of Randolph Land for freed slaves

In God We Trust

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

BARBARY PIRATES

Jefferson v Islam pirate

An Appeal to Heaven-Birth of U.S. Navy & Coast Guard

James McHenry, Secretary of War

U.S. Naval Academy & faith of courageous navy officers

U.S. Naval Heroes

Henry Clay

William Lloyd Garrison, Henry David Thoreau, & Ralph Waldo Emerson

BANK WARS

The Bank War

Andrew Jackson "Old Hickory"

SECOND GREAT AWAKENING

Francis Asbury, circuit riding preacher

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

Black Preachers John Marrant, Harry Hosier, Andrew Bryan & Richard Allen

Black Missionaries to Jamaica, Hawaii, & Wyandotte Indians who founded Kansas City

Missionaries to Hawaii

Hawaiian Christian Missionaries to Marquesas Islands

Dr. Livingstone exposed Islamic slave trade in Africa

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

Library of Congress

John Adams, his sons & Henry Cabot Lodge

William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England & Charles Finney's Revivals

Who invented Basketball and Volleyball? YMCA-Young Men's Christian Association history; and Goodwill Industries

Salvation Army

FOREIGN MISSIONARIES

Adoniram Judson

WESTERN EXPANSION

Lewis and Clark Expedition

Daniel Boone: famed hunter, explorer & pioneer

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

President John Tyler's Day of Fasting

Alexis de Tocqueville: Christianity v, Islam, & how America's freedoms end

Alexis de Tocqueville & Gustave de Beaumont- Observations on Christian in America v. Islam in Algeria

Robert Fulton & the Steamboat

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

Mountain Men-John Colter, Jedediah Smith

Kit Carson, Jim Bridger, & Buffalo Bill

Johnny Appleseed

Lewis Cass & Michigan

13th President - Millard Fillmore

CHOLERA EPIDEMIC

Cholera-the First Global Epidemic & President Zachary Taylor's Day of Fasting

TEXAS

Sam Houston-TEXAS

Alamo

South of the Border - Mexico's Political Revoltuions

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, Harriet Tubman, Anna Murray-Douglass

Republican Party

Cotton & Slavery Crises Leading to Civil War

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

Bleeding Kansas, John Brown, Beecher's Bibles & Preacher Henry Ward Beecher

CIVIL WAR

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

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

Lincoln's Day of Fasting & General Stonewall Jackson shot

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

Peter Cartwright, Abraham Lincoln, & Final Farewell at Springfield, Illinois

Charles Sumner

Robert E Lee-Civil War & Healing Efforts Afterwards

Ulysses S. Grant

Battle of Gettysburg

Merrimac v Monitor

Clara Barton & American Red Cross

Mark Twain-Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Susan B Anthony

Memorial Day

Memorial Day, Crimean War, & Alaska

THIRD GREAT AWAKENING

P.T. Barnum & D.L. Moody

LATE 1800s GILDED AGE

Ulysses S. Grant

President Garfield

History of India: "Oh, East is East, and West is West, And never the twain shall meet ... "

OTTOMAN EXPANSION

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

Historian Arnold Toynbee on Ottoman Empire and Armenian Massacre

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk "Father of Modern Turkey" versus Adnan Menderes "The Great Riot of Istanbul"

"armed Mohammedan world"

Grover Cleveland addressed Massacre in Armenia

Grover Cleveland, Winston Churchill, & Hilaire Belloc on the crises of the 1890's

SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR

Spanish-American War

Cuba & the struggle for freedom from slavery

Theodore Roosevelt

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 whaling novel Moby Dick

Longfellow

Victor Hugo

Alfred Lord Tennyson

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

My Country tis of thee - Sweet Land of Liberty

19TH & 20TH CENTURY HISTORY & JEWISH IMMIGRATION

Jewish Immigration - "Jews of the United States ... were free ... In a comparatively short time, prospered ... in a degree unexampled in Europe"-London Jewish Chronicle, 1862

Presidents on Jewish persecution in Eastern Europe & the support 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 Presidential Christmas Addresses

Middle East Oil, factors leading up to WWI, Woodrow Wilson & Sergeant York

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

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

U.S. Military's Tradition of Faith

Bibles in Military given by Generals and Presidents

EARLY 1900'S

Panama Canal

President was also Chief Justice? William Howard Taft

Booker T. Washington - "A person should get into the habit of reading his Bible."

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

EQUALITY & RACIAL HEALING: Booker T. Washington & Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. - "I have a dream ..."

Calvin Coolidge on the Deep State

J. Edgar Hoover, Crime & the FBI

TAX HISTORY

Income Tax

Pay Check Withholding

Labor Day-Its Interesting Origin

SLAVERY HISTORY

Slavery - a long shameful history

Slavery-Who spread it & Who fought to end it!

SCOUTING

Sir Robert Baden-Powell's original vision for the Boy Scouts & how it changed

Girl Scouts High and Low

ROARING TWENTIES

"Mr. Creator, will you tell me why the peanut was made?"-George Washington Carver & Successful Black Entrepreneurs

George Washing Carver & his Faith in God

Helen Keller

Corrupting Legislators

Mother's Day

Father's Day & forgotten Founding Father-Samuel Chase

National Day of Prayer & Presidential Leadership in Crisis

Herbert Hoover: Indian Reservation, Engineer, WWI relief, 31st President, Middle East, Communism, the Bible

Hoover on Middle East

20TH CENTURY REVIVALS

Billy Sunday

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

GREAT DEPRESSION

Stock Market Crash - 1929 - The Great Depression

WORLD WAR II IN EUROPE

Miracle of Dunkirk & Winston Churchill on Nazism and Islam

D-Day in Europe

Battle of the Bulge

General Omar Bradley

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

A Democrat Presidential Candidate -- 80 Years Ago! - Franklin D. Roosevelt "We guard against the forces of anti-Christian aggression

Dietrich Bonhoffer & the Confessing Church opposing Nazism

WORLD WAR II IN PACIFIC

Pearl Harbor attacked 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"

WWII in Pacific, PT-109, & John F. Kennedy

Battle of Midway-Turning Point in Pacific

Imperial Japan & the Battle of Okinawa

V-J Day-Defeating Enemies of Civilization

Courage & Faith in Pacific War: Pearl Harbor to Calvary - Mitsuo Fuchida

KOREAN WAR & COLD WAR

Korean War & growing threat of Socialism/Communism

John Foster Dulles, Secretary of State

Communism's failed promises

Iron Curtain & Bamboo Curtain: Tyranny under Socialist & Communist Dictatorships

Communist tactics to infiltrate & conquer the United States

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

Harry S Truman: opposing communism, defending democracy, and supporting Israel

United Nations

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

John Paul II

JFK

John F. Kennedy shot! What did he, and other leaders, warn Americans of?

Gerald Ford

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

Foreign Policy

FLIGHT & SPACE

Charles Lindbergh

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

Manned Space Flight & Faith of Astronauts

Apollo 13 "Houston, we've had a problem"

Communion on Moon

20TH CENTURY AUTHORS, POETS & COMPOSERS

H.G. Wells

Irving Berlin & God Bless America

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

Carl Sandburg, poet

HOLLYWOOD

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

Mad Anthony Wayne, Bruce Wayne, & John Wayne

POLITICAL HISTORY

Montesquieu: 3 Types of Governments & What Makes Them Work

Republic and Character

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

Who Votes

In-depth look: Civil Rights & Politics of Race - It's not black & white

Politics of Immigration

Politics of Lying

Political Scandals: The end DOESN'T justify the means!

Benghazi & Istanbul Process

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

Presidents Warnings

Warnings of Usurpation

Danger of Power Concentrated in Deep-State Federal Government

MODERN ERA

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Baptist Preacher

Reagan on Prayer

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

England's Transformation: What would Margaret Thatcher think of it?

Bill Clinton

ISRAEL & MIDDLE EAST

Innocence Abroad - Mark Twain's visit to the Middle East under Ottoman Rule

Kaiser, Sultan, World War I, Chaim Weizmann & the Birth of Modern Day Israel

Birth of Modern State of Israel in 1948

Six Day War 1967 & Yom Kippur War 1973

LEGAL HISTORY

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

Justice James Kent and President Calvin Cooldge "Right to equality, liberty & property ... have for their foundation reverence for God"

Was America ever great? Justice James Wilson: America has "the best form of government that has ever been offered to the world"

John Marshall, Supreme Court Chief Justice

Justice David Brewer

Justice Thomas Cooley, American Bar Association, President, 1893, on Religion, 2nd Amendment, Local Control

Judge Learned Hand

Justice Warren Burger

Despotic Branch

SCIENCE HISTORY

Isaac Newton

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

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

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

Faith of Famous Astronomers & a church organist who discovered a planet - Sir William Herschel

Albert Einstein

Scopes Monkey Trial-Evolution v. Creation; Darrow v. Bryan

LIFE & HEALTHCARE

Sanctity of Life

History of Hospitals & Healthcare

Obamacare Decision: Today's Dred Scott