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This Day In U.S. History October 26, 1775 – King George III Declares War On The Rebellious Colonies

  This Day In U.S. History October 26, 1775 – Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Happiness, The American Revolution: King George III of Great Britain goes before Parliament to declare the American colonies in rebellion, and authorizes a military response to quell the American Revolution, six month after the Battles of Lexington and Concord, …

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This Day In History October 18, 1775 – The Burning Of Falmouth, Maine – Fanning The Flames Of Revolution

  This Day In History October 18, 1775, six months after the Battles of Lexington and Concord, while under siege in Boston, the British attack, bombard and burn the city of Falmouth, Massachusetts (modern Portland, Maine) during a campaign of retaliation along the New England coast for the nascent uprising in the Colonies. British Admiralty …

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“America” the Trailer

A new movie “America” by filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza emphasizing what is good about America, and taking head on the Progressive, liberal view that the U.S. is based on theft and plunder. The film is set to be released around July 4, 2014.

Be Silent And The Rocks Will Cry Out

  ‘2016: Obama’s America’ to Screen at Churches Before DVD Release In possible defiance of an IRS code, churches are licensing a movie critical of Obama and showing it to their congregants.       A hit documentary film challenging President Obama will be screened in tax-exempt churches, whether the IRS likes it or not. …

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This Day In History October 13, 1775 – American Revolution: The Continental Navy is formed

  This Day In History October 13, 1775 – American Struggle For Independence: The Continental Congress authorizes the first American naval force, the Continental Navy   On this day in 1775, the Continental Congress authorizes construction and administration of the first American naval force—the precursor to the United States Navy. Since the outbreak of open …

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This Day In History – October 18

  There will always be a connection between the way men contemplate the past and the way in which they contemplate the present. —Henry Thomas Buckle (24 November 1821 – 29 May 1862) was an English historian.         Ancient History 1009 – The Church of the Holy Sepulchre Destroyed The Holy Sepulchre a Christian church in Jerusalem, …

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This Day In History – October 9

      Study the past, if you would divine the future —Confucius, (traditionally 28 September 551 BC – 479 BC) was a Chinese thinker and social philosopher of the Spring and Autumn Period.   October 9, 768 – Ancient History Carloman I and Charlemagne are crowned Kings of The Franks. Carloman I (28 June …

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This Day In History – October 8

    The pull, the attraction of history, is in our human nature. What makes us tick? Why do we do what we do? How much is luck the deciding factor? —David McCullough (July 7, 1933) is an American author, narrator, historian, and lecturer.     October 8, 314 – Ancient History Licinius defeated by …

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Patrick Henry – ‘The Voice of the Revolution’

  Lion of Liberty: Patrick Henry and the Call to a New Nation Amazon.com   Cometh the hour, cometh the man. American Profile recently highlighted the well known American Founding Father and fierce patriot – “Patrick Henry – The first Founding Father to call for revolution”. In an interview with Harlow Giles Unger who has …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – ‘Trust And Obey’ – 1886

    Trust And Obey During the latter quarter of the 19th century the United States was caught up in a period of social and religious change. The wrenching War Between the States was twenty years in memory, the nation was going through a period of mending, healing and improving itself. What is known as …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – Star Spangled-Banner – 1814

    Star-Spangled Banner History of the music The Battle For The Soul Of America Independence In The Balance   The year was 1814, and barely 30 years after the end of the Revolutionary War the United States was again at conflict with the British Empire. The reasons America declared war were for several reasons, …

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This Day In History – September 25

    With the historian it is an article of faith that knowledge of the past is a key to understanding the present. —Kenneth Milton Stampp (12 July 1912 – 10 July 2009), Professor of History Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley (1946–1983), was a celebrated historian of slavery, the American Civil War, and …

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This Day In History – September 24

    If you would understand anything, observe its beginning and its development. —Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) was a Greek philosopher and polymath, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great.       September 24, 787 – Medieval History Second Council of Nicaea The Second Council of Nicaea is regarded …

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How Civilizations Die

    How does the health and vitality of a culture influence its longevity? A wide variety of cultural facets foster growth and stability, or contribute to its demise: form of government, taxation, financial system, commerce, incentives for growth and production, agriculture, health care, diet, science, the family unit, roles of gender, commonly accepted sexual …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – “We Will Fight For Uncle Sam” – circa 1860

    We Will Fight For Uncle Sam A lively tribute in song to the Irish troops that fought on the side of the North to preserve the Union in the American Civil War. The lyrics are written by an unknown poet set to the tune of “Whiskey in the Jar”. The song is common …

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This Day In History – September 18

    96 AD Ancient Rome – Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated 1502 Early Americas – Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his fourth, and final, voyage 1776 War of Independence – Washington reports to Congress on Battle of Harlem Heights 1830 Science History – American steam locomotive races horse …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – ‘Slumber My Darling’ – 1862

  Slumber My Darling A beautiful old American lullaby written by Stephen Foster in the midst of the American War Between The States. A song of devotion, compassion, tenderness and protection, apt for that era of turmoil in American history.   Stephen Collins Foster (July 4, 1826 – January 13, 1864), known as the “father …

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This Day In History – September 11

  History must be written of, by and for the survivors. Anonymous   Ancient Rome – The Ludi Romani – ‘Roman Games’ In Full Swing – 51 A.D. Ancient History – Louis I, the Pious Succeeds His Father French King Charlemagne – 814 Independence War – The Battle of Brandywine – Patriots Defeated But Unbroken …

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This Day In History – September 10

  September 10, 1608 – Early American History English adventurer John Smith to lead Jamestown English adventurer John Smith is elected council president of Jamestown, Virginia–the first permanent English settlement in North America. Smith, a colorful figure, had won popularity in the colony because of his organizational abilities and effectiveness in dealing with local Native …

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George Washington’s stark warning to future Americans

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  George Washington’s stark warning to future Americans that the Constitution will not be able to save the Country if its people and leaders have corrupted morals. And where is America today?     “Should, hereafter, those incited by the lust of power and prompted by the supineness or venality of their constituents, overleap the …

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