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On the third of his four voyages, Columbus sailed south along the west coast of Africa before heading west across the Atlantic Ocean. Then he was caught in the doldrums, a notorious condition of no winds and intense heat. After
He was the only person to sign all four of America’s founding documents: Articles of Association-1774, Declaration of Independence-1776, Articles of Confederation-1777, U.S. Constitution-1787. Who was he? Roger Sherman. At
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 some of the most influential books of all time.
Gold had been discovered in Georgia in 1828, resulting in a Democrat-controlled Congress rushing through the Indian Removal Act, which passed by a single vote in 1830. It was signed by Democrat President Andrew Jackson and
“THE TEN COMMANDMENTS are not the laws. They are THE LAW,” stated Cecil B. DeMille at the New York opening of his epic film, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS. Starring Charlton Heston as Moses and Yul Brynner as Pharaoh Rameses
“Each year on JANUARY 16, we celebrate Religious Freedom Day in commemoration of the passage of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom,” -wrote President George W. Bush in his 2003 Proclamation. The Virginia