Epic American Battles: Ticonderoga, 1775

9 Mar
It is often a habit for Americans to place our Revolutionary triumphs on a pedestal while ignoring or belittling our stinging defeats in the War for Independence. While we can hardly claim that our side was as victorious as we...
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Profiles of Great Americans: John Quincy Adams

16 Feb
In honor of President’s Day, I will be highlighting one of my personal favorite Presidents: John Quincy Adams. Arguably, John Quincy Adams was one of the worst Presidents in American history. His administration was a failure and he along with...
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Liberty For All?

2 Sep
“…that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Those words, written by Thomas Jefferson in 1776 would change the world in dramatic ways. The American Founding...
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George Washington: Thrice Upheld

12 Nov
George Washington was one of the most pivotal figures in the story of American Independence. His contribution to the foundation of the United States was tremendous. He led the Continental Army during the Revolution, served as the first President and...
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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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“A Well Regulated Militia…”

7 Oct
Today the issue of gun control is a hot topic. Many pro-gun activists cite the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution as a clear indicator of the freedom of the people to bear arms. The Second Amendment reads, “A...
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“A little rebellion, now and then,”

6 Oct
It is easy to think that the United States, after having gained independence, had no problems and was rather a new fledgeling country on the brink of prosperity, power and ultimate North American hegemony. It is certainly true that the...
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Epic American Battles: Trenton

3 Oct
In times past, though not long ago, young boys ventured into the woods with sticks and played war. Today, it is not so common. But decades ago it was customary for boys to relive the battles of American history. They...
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