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Mayflower Compact

November 21st marks the anniversary of the signing of the Mayflower Compact. To understand the significance of this date, you need to know the history of the Pilgrims who wrote and signed the Mayflower Compact. The Pilgrims were mainly English Dissenters who attended churches that did not belong to the […]

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Who Was Charles Carroll?

Charles Carroll of Carrollton Who in the world is Charles Carroll? Sadly, few Americans today know the answer to this question. Test your knowledge of this famous Founding Father by taking the following quiz! True or False: Charles Carroll was the last surviving signer of […]

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Honor a Veteran!

Veterans Day originally started as a national holiday to commemorate Armistice Day – the end of the violence in WWI, which had occurred on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month (i.e., November 11 of 1918). The following year in 1919, […]

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John & Abigail Adams

The story of John and Abigail Adams is an example of lasting love, affection, trust, and openness. Abigail was born in 1744 to a Congregationalist minister; she had limited formal education, but her self-education was extensive. John Adams, born in 1735, was an attorney when […]

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Siege of Yorktown

Ending of a War The Siege of Yorktown is recognized as the final major military action in the War for Independence. This three-week long battle (September 28-October 19, 1781) secured American independence after 6 years of active fighting. Some interesting aspects surrounding the siege of […]

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Columbus: God Over Gold

One of the tired old myths promoted by the anti-Columbians (as they might well be called) is that the lust for gold drove Columbus leading him to commit innumerable atrocities. Critics shout that all wickedness was done in Columbus’s “vain pursuit of his obsession for […]

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Founding Fathers on Prayer

David Barton was interviewed about the National Day of Prayer. This interview provides useful historical information that you might be interested in sharing with your friends and neighbors. The four questions David was asked appears below, along with his answers. Why is it important that […]

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Constitution Hub

September 17th might not be as recognized as July 4th but it is equally as important. On that day in 1787, thirty-nine men signed the final draft of newly framed Constitution and sent it to the states for it to be ratified. It took nearly […]

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Ringing of the Liberty Bell

Ringing of the Liberty Bell The Liberty Bell is an iconic part of America’s history. In 1751, on the 50th anniversary of Pennsylvania’s 1701 first charter of liberties the Pennsylvania Assembly ordered a bell from London to be used as part of the commemoration festivities. […]

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The Founders As Christians

(Note: this is a representative list only, there are many other quotes that could be listed) Samuel AdamsFather of the American Revolution, Signer of the Declaration of Independence I . . . recommend my Soul to that Almighty Being who gave it, and my body […]

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Sermon – Military – 1755

Samuel Davies (1724-1761) was licensed to preach in 1746. He moved to Hanover County, VA in 1747 where he became a circuit preacher for seven churches. Davies served as President of Princeton University for eighteen months before his death. (For more sermons by Samuel Davies, […]

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Sermon – Fasting – 1832, MA

Orville Dewey (1794-1882) graduated from Andover theological seminary in 1819. He held jobs as a teacher, a clerk, and an agent for the American education society. Dewey was pastor for the Unitarian Church in New Bedford (1823-1833), the 2nd Unitarian Church of New York (1835-1848), […]

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