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“Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Death”

By |September 13th, 2018|Categories: Library, Updates|

On March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry delivered one of the most famous speeches in American history. While some of his words are still familiar today, many Americans are unaware of the turbulent times preceding his celebrated address. In the 1760s, Parliament passed numerous laws directly violating the rights of the colonists, [...]

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Secretary of the Continental Congress Charles Thomson

By |August 30th, 2018|Categories: Library, Updates|

1729-1824 August 16th marks the anniversary of the death of Charles Thomson. Charles Thomson, Secretary of the Continental Congress and a strong Christian, was one of only two people who signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th (John Hancock was the other; the rest signed weeks later). [1] Thomson is also [...]

Happy Independence Day!

By |July 6th, 2018|Categories: Library, Updates|

America's Birthday On July 4, 1776 a group of Americans approved a document declaring the United States of America free from English rule. This document was the Declaration of Independence, and today we celebrate the 242nd birthday of this courageous action! The Declaration of Independence is the nation's birth certificate. Thomas [...]

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By |June 25th, 2018|Categories: Updates|

"Ghosts of Christmas Past" (from Charles Dickens "Christmas Carol" in 1843) At Christmas, people all over the world pause to remember the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. We gather with family, exchange gifts, and hopefully read the Christmas story from the Bible (Luke 2:1-20). It's a day of celebration! In [...]

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God in Thanksgiving

By |June 25th, 2018|Categories: Updates|

Americans gather with family and friends to celebrate a uniquely American holiday--Thanksgiving! While there are records of days or moments of Thanksgiving in America held as far back as 1541, our modern observance is based on that held by the Pilgrims in 1621. We are blessed that historical accounts of this [...]

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Siege of Yorktown

By |June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Updates|

Ending of a War The Siege of Yorktown is recognized as the final major military action in the War for Independence. This three-week long battle (September 28-October 19, 1781) secured American independence after 6 years of active fighting. Some interesting aspects surrounding the siege of Yorktown makes this victory even more [...]

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A Preacher and the President

By |June 21st, 2018|Categories: Updates|

President James Garfield-- A Minister of God James Garfield, the 20th president of the United States, was a Gospel minister, thus clearly contradicting today's errant notion that religious leaders are not to be involved with civil government. Sadly, few know much about Garfield partly because of the deliberate secularization of American [...]

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James Wilson

By |June 21st, 2018|Categories: Updates|

A Lost Founder In the modern rewriting of our American history, some of our nation's Founding Fathers have been wrongly misportrayed as people not worthy of study, but most have simply been ignored. As a consequence, many worthy heroes are now forgotten. Fortunately, the Scriptures encourage us to study the past: [...]

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Women Heroes

By |April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Library, Updates|

Courageous Women During the American Revolution March is Women's History Month, but the contributions of women to the Revolution are often neglected today. Many women demonstrated exemplary courage during this time. Here are a few examples. In April, 1777, a large British force arrived in Fairfield, Connecticut. Marching through nearby Danbury, [...]

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