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V-E Day Proclamation – Truman

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: Historical Document|

V-E (Victory in Europe) Day was celebrated around the world on May 8, 1945. One day earlier, German forces unconditionally surrendered to the Allies, thus signaling the end of fighting in Europe. (The Allies, however, would continue fighting against Japanese forces for an additional 3 months.) President Harry Truman addressed the [...]

President Truman 1946 Letter

By | May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Historical Document|

Germany surrendered to the Allied powers on May 7, 1945 thus ending major conflicts in  Europe.  As a result, the country was divided between four nations -- England, France, the Soviet Union, and the US. A concerted effort was made by the Allied nations to institute democratic policies in Germany, as [...]

Pony Express Artifacts

By | May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Historical Document|

The Pony Express lasted only nineteen months during 1860/ 1861. During that time about 200 riders covered over 600,000 miles carrying the mail from Missouri to points West (such as California). Below, see some artifacts from the WallBuilders library relating to the Pony Express, and you can also see a Pony [...]

Franklin’s Appeal for Prayer at the Constitutional Convention

By | February 24th, 2017|Categories: Historical Document, Library|

Although authorized by the Congress of the Confederation, the Constitutional Convention of 1787 was nevertheless cloaked with secrecy and confidentiality. The official papers of the Convention sat in the Department of State, untouched, until 1818. Yet in retrospect, the gathering reveals both the men and the issues they faced during the [...]

A Defence of the Use of the Bible in Schools

By | January 26th, 2017|Categories: Historical Document|

The following is part of the transcript from a letter written in 1791, which was published by the American Tract Society in 1830. To purchase the whole text of Dr. Rush's letter, see The Bible in Schools pamphlet that can be found in the WallBuilders store. Dear Sir: It is now [...]

Benjamin Rush Personal Bible Study

By | December 20th, 2016|Categories: Historical Document|

Founding Father Benjamin Rush's handwritten personal Bible study booklet entitled “References to Texts of Scriptures Related to Each Other Upon Particular Subjects.” In it he listed scriptures under various topics and wrote his own notes on those scriptures. We have included excerpts of the booklet below.   Booklet Cover     [...]

The Constitution of the United States of America

By | December 20th, 2016|Categories: Historical Document|

  The Constitution of the United States of AmericaPREAMBLE We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain [...]

Lew Wallace

By | December 20th, 2016|Categories: Historical Document|

Here is a handwritten document by Gen. Lewis Wallace, Union General in the Civil War, Governor of New Mexico and U.S. minister to the Ottoman Empire. It consists of a portion of his novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.      The people arose, and leaped upon the benches, and [...]

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