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
Lamb of God sacrificed on Passover -- Resurrected on Feast of First Fruits -"I know that my Redeemer liveth."
Roman Persecution of Early Church
The Fall of Rome - What Can We Learn?
St. Valentine's Day
Saint Patrick -- "found Ireland all heathen and left it all Christian"
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
How Ottoman Islamic invasion from the East spread the Renaissance to the West
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, Spanish Armada, & Pilgrim Governor William Bradford
Sinking of Invincible Spanish Armada, 1588
17TH CENTURY AUTHORS, POETS & COMPOSERS
Cervantes in Spain & Shakespeare: Writers who shaped World Literature
England's Civil War & a timeless classic in literature - John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress
John Bunyan's Pilgrims Progress
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
England's Virgin Queen Elizabeth I
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
Elder William Brewster & the Pilgrim Covenant
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
Dutch Global Empire - East Indies to New Amsterdam
Admiral William Penn, Anglo-Dutch Wars & founding Quaker Colony of Pennsylvania
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
FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR
Pirates of the Caribbean, War of Jenkin's Ear, & The Ballad of the French Fleet
French and Indian War
David Brainerd, Missionary to Indians
Indian Removal Act, Trail of Tears, Oklahoma History and Will Rogers
Indian migration, hunter-gatherers to agriculture, & 500 years with 8 policies
Indian Policies & the Struggle between Greed and the Gospel
Earthquake in Port Royal & Revival in Jamaica
George Whitefield and the Great Awakening Revival
Jonathan Edwards v. Socialism on Campus: Whoever Teaches the Children Controls the Future
Count Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf & the Moravian Missionaries
Revivals, Universities, and the preaching of Jonathan Edwards/a>
First Prayer in Congress, September 1774
Blockade of Boston's Harbor, Virginia's Day of Fasting, & the "shot heard round the world"
Patriots & Self-defense - "A people that legislate for themselves ought to be in the habit of protecting themselves"
Harvard President Samuel Langdon & Harvard Professor Clay Christensen
William Prescott -Revolutionary War Hero & the Battle of Bunker Hill
Indian Massacres, British Quartering, & the Boston Massacre
Flag Day-"Under God" & "to the Republic"
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'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"
John Adams on Tyranny, Liberty, and the need for Christian virtue
Betsy Ross & Courageous Women of the Revolution
Henry Knox-cannons from Fort Ticonderoga to Dorchester Heights "one of the most stupendous feats of logistics"
John Peter Muhlenberg: Pastor, Major-General, Congressman & Senator
Insights & Wisdom of Ben Franklin -- Printer & Inventor
Benjamin Franklin & Pennsylvania's Role in Abolition of Slavery
Thomas Jefferson on Islam, Jesus, Religious Freedom, Rights of Conscience, and more...
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
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
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
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 and Christmas Music
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"
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
U.S. Senate & U.S. 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
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's 1828 Dictionary -"The Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children ... ought to be instructed"
Noah Webster: History of Writing & Education
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 National Motto -Francis Scott Key's anthem & his fight to free slaves
Daniel Webster "The Constitution has enemies, secret and professed"
Jefferson & the Barbary Pirate Coast
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
William Lloyd Garrison, Henry David Thoreau, & Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
John Stewart, Black Missionary to Wyandotte Indians, & other Black Missionaries
Missionaries to Hawaii
Gospel to Hawaii & The Marquesas Islands, & the end of Pele volcano worship, human sacrifice, cannibalism & leprosy
Dr. Livingstone 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
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
Haystack Prayer Meeting & World Missionary Movement, pioneered by Adoniram & Ann Judson to Burma
Lewis and Clark Expedition
Daniel Boone: famed hunter, explorer & pioneer
Nez Perce & Flathead Indians, Missionary Dr. Marcus 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 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 invention of the Telegraph
Mountain Men-John Colter, Jedediah Smith
Kit Carson, Jim Bridger, & Buffalo Bill
The Apple & Johnny Appleseed
Lewis Cass & Michigan
13th President - Millard Fillmore
Cholera-the First Global Epidemic & President Zachary Taylor's Day of Fasting
New Spain, Texas & "Remember the Alamo - Remember Goliad"
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
Civil War: Economic & Moral tensions that culminated in military conflict
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
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 & 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
Peter Cartwright, Abraham Lincoln, & Final Farewell at Springfield, Illinois
Slavery & those who fought to end it - Quaker Anthony Benezet to Senator Charles Sumner
Robert E Lee-Civil War & Healing Efforts Afterwards
Ulysses S. Grant
Battle of Gettysburg
Battle of the Ironclads: CSS Virginia (Merrimack) & USS Monitor-"Naval Warfare had been Revolutionized"
Clara Barton & American Red Cross
Mark Twain-Samuel Langhorne Clemens
Women's Suffrage Leaders: Susan B. Anthony, Lucretia Mott, Frances Willard, Emma Willard, Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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
History of India: "Oh, East is East, and West is West, And never the twain shall meet ... "
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
Cuba & the struggle for freedom from slavery
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
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - American Fireside Poet - "Man is unjust, but God is just; and finally justice triumphs"
Victor Hugo - greatest of the Romanticist poets
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
World War I - Middle East Oil - Sinking of the Lusitania - 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
Panama Canal - cost over 100 American lives for each of the 50 miles across the Isthmus
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
Income Tax History and Socialist tactics in U.S.
Pay Check Withholding
Labor Day-Its Interesting Origin
Slavery - a long shameful history
Fighting Slavery: Abolitionist Champions in History, including John Jay, William Seward, Salmon Chase, Cassius Clay, Rufus King, & others
Sir Robert Baden-Powell's original vision for the Boy Scouts & how it changed
Girl Guides, Girl Scouts, Y.W.C.A., Camp Fire Girls & American Heritage Girls
"Mr. Creator, will you tell me why the peanut was made?"-George Washington Carver & Successful Black Entrepreneurs
George Washing Carver & his Faith in God
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
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..."
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 - "To ignore the danger of aggression is simply to invite it"
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
Pacific War with 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
Cold War, Socialism, & the Foreign Policy of Eisenhower & Secretary of State John Foster Dulles
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: A Good or Bad Idea? Alger Hiss, Whittaker Chambers, Organization of Islamic Cooperation, etc.
John Paul II
John F. Kennedy shot! What did he, and other leaders, warn Americans of?
"How Landslide Lyndon" stole Senate race in 1948? - And U.S. entered Vietnam War!
FLIGHT & SPACE
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
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
"A Man Called Peter": U.S. Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall
Mad Anthony Wayne, Bruce Wayne, & John Wayne
Montesquieu: 3 Types of Governments & What Makes Them Work
Republic and Character
William Henry Harrison: Shortest Term, Longest Inaugural, Gravest Warning
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!
FAITH cited in Early Inaugural Addresses, with some Warnings Against Socialism!
Warnings of Usurpation
Danger of Power Concentrated in Deep-State Federal Government
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"
England's Transformation: What would Margaret Thatcher think of it?
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
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
Supreme Court - America a Christian Nation - Justice David Brewer
Justice Thomas Cooley, American Bar Association, President, 1893, on Religion, 2nd Amendment, Local Control
Judge Learned Hand
Justice Warren Burger
Sir Isaac Newton & the Bible
Sir Frances Bacon, Johannes Kepler, the Scientific Revolution & Astronomy
Father of Chemistry Robert Boyle, & Father of Hydraulic Engineering Blaise Pascal
"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 & a church organist who discovered a planet - Sir William Herschel
Scopes Monkey Trial-Evolution v. Creation; Darrow v. Bryan
LIFE & HEALTHCARE
Sanctity of Life
History of Hospitals & Healthcare
Obamacare Decision: Today's Dred Scott