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Comprehensive online library of major works, essays, letters, speeches, quotes from America’s Founding Fathers; also key documents; and histories contemporary to the Founding Era, along with works, speeches, etc., from thinkers and statesmen who influenced the Founders or were influenced by them.

Biblical Faith Held by U.S. Generals and Commander-in-Chief

American Minute with Bill Federer Yale President Ezra Stiles addressed Connecticut's General Assembly, May 8, 1783, regarding General George Washington being chosen to command the Continental Army: "The memorable battle...

Robert E. Lee, Civil War General and After War, a Leader in Reconciliation

American Minute with Bill Federer Wilmer McLean's farm in Manassas Junction, Virginia, was the location of the First Battle of Bull Run in 1861. Get your copy of: American Minute-Notable Events...

Sam Houston, President of the REPUBLIC OF TEXAS

American Minute with Bill Federer Napoleon conquered across Europe. He invaded Spain and on May 6, 1808, forced the King of Spain, Ferdinand VII, to abdicate. Napoleon then installed his brother, Joseph Bonaparte, as the...

The Event is in the Hand of God

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL As the delegates filtered in the week and a half prior to the start of the Constitutional Convention in May...

A Republic, Not a Democracy!

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Editor's note: This article by Mr. Farrell originally appeared in NewsMax.com, March 4, 2005 Those who delude themselves into believing that...

What the World Needs Most

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, EZRA TAFT BENSON It is my conviction that the world needs, as it needs no other thing, the gospel of Jesus Christ,...

The Constitution Is Not A Compact – Madison

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Mr. (Madison) thought it clear that the Legislatures were incompetent to the proposed changes. These changes would make essential inroads...

Let the people discern between true and false – Jefferson

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL The firmness with which the people have withstood the late abuses of the press, the discernment they have manifested between...

The Prelates and Massachusetts

HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, BY GEORGE BANCROFT Volume I, Chapter 17: The Prelates and Massachusetts THE prohibition of the Book of Common Prayer at Salem...

Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania, Letter 1, by John Dickinson

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY, MAJOR WORKS Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania to the Inhabitants of the British Colonies, Letter 1, John Dickinson A series of 12...

Providential Destiny and Duty — or Not?

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Was the establishment of the United States, this ‘light on the hill’ republic, an event of mere chance, or was...

An Awful Trust … and Final Accounting – Edmund Burke

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, EDMUND BURKE All persons possessing any portion of power ought to be strongly and awfully impressed with an idea that they act...

George Washington: My Fervent Supplications to That Almighty Being

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL It was April 30, 1789. President George Washington, the Father of Our Country, the man who led our armies to...

John Adams: Why We Must Insure Free, Fair, Virtuous, and Independent Elections

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL In the midst of these pleasing ideas we should be unfaithful to ourselves if we should ever lose sight of...

Jefferson: Silence False Information by Reason Not by Force

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL I am ... for freedom of the press, and against all violations of the Constitution to silence by force and...

Common Sense, by Thomas Paine

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY, 1776 INTRODUCTION Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not YET sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favour; a long habit...

Concluding Remarks, Joseph Story’s Commentaries on the Constitution

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 3, Chapter 45,  CONCLUDING REMARKS Sec. 1903. We have now reviewed all...

Amendments to the Constitution – Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 3, Chapter 44,  AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION Sec. 1851. We have...

Oaths of Office—Religious Test—Ratification of Constitution—Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 3, Chapter 43,  OATHS OF OFFICE – RELIGIOUS TEST –...

Public Debts: Supremacy of Constitution and Laws—Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 3, Chapter 42,  PUBLIC DEBTS: SUPREMACY OF CONSTITUTION AND LAWS Sec....