Profiles of Great Americans: Robert Gould Shaw

23 Apr
Courage is a virtue often desired yet one that is hard to put into practice. Why is this so? In some cases, it is due to danger that we find ourselves in. In other instances, we find ourselves in no...
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Profiles of Great Americans: Dorothea Dix

19 Sep
America’s history has been filled with conflicts and sufferings amongst the stories of inspiration. As Americans have suffered, there have always been other Americans who reach out a caring hand to them in their need and given them support. The...
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Profiles of Great Americans: Henry Clay

25 Mar
Henry Clay
Henry Clay ran thrice for President. Obviously, he lost thrice. This does not diminish the importance of this political figure in American history. Clay was one of the leading senators in American history and together with John C. Calhoun and...
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The Canal That Built America

13 Jan
The United States was a growing nation during the nineteenth century. It grew territorially, spreading from sea to shining sea. It also grew industrially, from an agrarian society in the 1800s to the world’s greatest industrial power in the early...
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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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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 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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Half-Way Covenants, Compromise and What-Not

4 Sep
It was 1662 and things were changing in New England. The traditional Puritan society, with its strong emphasis on the Bible and God-fearing life, was in decline and instead a materialistic society was emerging in its place. The Puritan’s children...
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