We need more schoolbooks like this

by Bill Federer -- Selling a million copies a year for over 100 years, McGuffey's Readers were the mainstay of public education in America. Generations of school children read them, making them more…

The strange beginnings of Wall Street

by Bill Federer -- After seven centuries of Islamic occupation, Spain finally drove the Muslims out in 1492. Culturally caught in the middle between Christians and Muslims, King Ferdinand ordered Jews to more…

The difference between Mexico and the USA

by Bill Federer -- Napoleon made an alliance with the Muslim Ottoman Empire in 1806 and Persia in 1807. In 1807, Napoleon invaded Spain. When Spaniards revolted in Madrid, Napoleon brought in more…

J. Edgar Hoover: Bad guy or good guy?

by Bill Federer -- The director of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover, died May 2, 1972. For 48 years, under eight presidents, J. Edgar Hoover oversaw the Federal Bureau of Investigation, becoming more…

History hinged on Benedict Arnold

by Bill Federer -- "The Star-Spangled Banner" was written while the British bombed Fort McHenry, named after Secretary of War James McHenry. Dr. James McHenry served as a surgeon during the Revolutionary more…

What is it like to be martyred for Christ?

by Bill Federer -- Eleven of the 12 apostles were martyred, with the 12th, John, being reportedly thrown into a boiling pot of oil, but miraculously survived. The traditional histories are: Peter more…

Why did we purchase Louisiana Territory?

by Bill Federer -- Spain claimed most of the Americas from its native inhabitants by virtue of first discovery. Conquistadors who explored the Americas include: Ponce de Leon, 1513 Hernán Cortés, 1519 more…

Men of the sea, men of God

by Bill Federer -- "Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!" yelled Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, who had lashed himself atop the mainsail to see above the smoke. His fleet of wooden ships, more…