Peg-Leg Pete (Or ‘Why It’s NYC, Not NAC’)

5 Sep
Every one of the original thirteen American colonies were founded by Englishmen, except two. The colonies of New York and New Jersey were originally Dutch colonies in the New World and the central character in the story of how they...
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Squanto and the Providence of God

27 Nov
It would not be appropriate to let Thanksgiving pass without writing about the history of this particular holiday. We all know the general story. We know that the Pilgrims came from England on the Mayflower to escape religious persecution from...
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The Pease Field Fight and the Providence of God

7 Nov
The Pilgrims of Plymouth and their Puritan comrades of Massachusetts Bay had founded their colonies in the midst of the vast, trackless, New England wilderness. We are all familiar with the desolation of the Pilgrim community during that first fateful...
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Profiles of Great Americans: Thomas Jefferson

6 Nov
The central phenomenon of the Revolution and the founding of our nation was the Declaration of Independence. This document was truly America’s founding document and it set the stage for the foundation of a government of the people, for the...
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The Other ’76

4 Nov
Arguably, the greatest year in American history was 1776. It was during this year that the seeds of liberty were planted and they would be officially harvested in 1783. The Declaration of Independence was established in 1776 and Washington’s decisive...
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The Reformation and the American Revolution

31 Oct
The world changed on October 31, 1517. That day, at about noon, a young German theologian named Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. This action set in motion a series of...
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The Faith of Samson Occom

29 Oct
The center point of Christianity in the Thirteen Colonies before the First Great Awakening was the Puritanism of New England. When we examine early Puritanism in America we tend to examine several particular figures such as John Winthrop, Increase and...
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A Divine Right?

23 Oct
We can tend to neglect to study English history when we focus on early American history but it is imperative that we know what happened in England during the seventeenth century so we can better understand what happened in North...
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