Many heroes and topics were discussed on the February 19, 2018 TBN show “America’s Hidden History” with David and Tim Barton. (The complete episode can be viewed here.) Below are some helpful resources to find out more! (Right click on the images for larger versions to download.)

George Washington

Isaac Potts Witnesses the Prayer at Valley Forge

Rev. E. C. M’Guire, The Religious Opinions and Character of Washington (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1836), pp. 158-169.

Benson Lossing, The Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1852), Vol. II, p. 336n.

Benson Lossing, Recollections and Private Memoirs of Washington, by His Adopted Son George Washington Parke Custis (Philadelphia: J. W. Bradley, 1861), p. 275n.

George Washington’s Faith

Jared Sparks’ Collection of Washington’s Writings:

Read the books online.

Nelly’s Letter on Washington’s Faith:

Inserted into volume 12 of Sparks’ Collection.

George Washington’s Religious Activities

Vestryman at His Church:

Mount Vernon

Miller Center

Kept a Prayer Journal:

Read Online

First Presidential Prayer Proclamation:

WallBuilders’ Collection

Locks of Hair

These two locks of George Washington’s hair are from WallBuilders’ Collection.

John Adams

Called Himself a “Church Going Animal

“[f]or it is notorious enough, that I have been a Church going Animal for Seventy Six years, i.e. from the Cradle”

[Letter from John Adams to Benjamin Rush on August 28, 1811.]

Prayer Proclamation

From WallBuilders’ Collection:

Thomas Jefferson

Religious Activities

Helped Fund John Thompson “Hot Press” Bible:

Thomas Jefferson, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997), Vol. II, p. 979, February 26, 1798.

Helped Fund Thomas Scott Bible:

Thomas Jefferson, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997), Vol. II, p. 1195, December 21, 1807.

Involvement in Worship Services in the U.S. Capitol:


Library of Congress

See additional information in David Barton’s book The Jefferson Lies.

Jefferson’s “Bibles”

Read the book:

Google Books

Jefferson’s Writings on This Work:

Letter to Dr. Priestley on April 9, 1803

“Syllabus of an Estimate of the Merit of the Doctrines of Jesus, compared with those of others” sent with a letter to Benjamin Rush on April 21, 1803

Letter to Joseph Priestly on January 29, 1804

Letter to John Adams on October 12, 1813

Letter to Charles Clay on January 29, 1815

Letter to Charles Thompson on January 9, 1816

Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln’s Battle With God by Stephen Mansfield

Print from Glass Plate Negative

 Buy the book.

Dred Scott Supreme Court Decision

See the complete opinion.

Republican Party Platforms




13th Amendment Resources

Library 0f Congress

National Archives

John Quincy Adams’ Influence on Abraham Lincoln

John Quincy Adams. His Connection with the Monroe Doctrine (1823) by Worthington Chauncey Ford and with Emancipation under Martial Law (1819-1842) by Charles Francis Adams (Cambridge: John Wilson and Son, 1902), p. 72.

James Garfield

Biographical Resources:

Miller Center

White House

Handwritten Letter:

WallBuilders’ Collection

Franklin Roosevelt

Pearl Harbor Information:


Eye Witness to History

The Avalon Project

War Bond Posters & WWII Bibles:



Roosevelt D-Day Announcement:


Handwritten Letter:

From WallBuilders’ Collection

Harry Truman

Proclamation at End of WWII:


Dwight Eisenhower

Religious Activities:

Inaugural Prayer:

WallBuilders’ Collection

National Prayer Breakfast Started:



“Under God” in Pledge of Allegiance:


“In God We Trust” National Motto:

Government Printing Office

WallBuilders Presidents Day Products