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The Miraculous Story of 'The Bulletproof President', George Washington

The Miraculous Story of ‘The Bulletproof President’, George Washington

The miraculous story of 'The Bulletproof President' once appeared in virtually every student text in America. At the Battle at the Monongahela, Washington and the British army were ambushed by the French. Every officer on horseback was killed except Washington. He later wrote to his brother John on July 18, 1755: But by the all-powerful dispensations of Providence, I have been protected beyond all human probability ...
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The First Political Cartoon: Benjamin Franklin's Satirical 'Join, or Die'

The First Political Cartoon: Benjamin Franklin’s Satirical ‘Join, or Die’

Join or Die Benjamin Franklin is famous for his sense of humor. In 1751, he wrote a satirical commentary in his Pennsylvania Gazette suggesting that as a way to thank the Brits for their policy of sending convicted felons to America, American colonists should send rattlesnakes to England. Three years later, in 1754, he used a snake to illustrate another point. This time not so humorous ...
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Ben Franklin Letter to Joseph Huey which he Speaks of Being Doers of the Word and not Hearers Only

Ben Franklin Letter to Joseph Huey which he Speaks of Being Doers of the Word and not Hearers Only

Ben Franklin Letter to Joseph Huey (dated June 6, 1753): "I can only show my gratitude for these mercies from God, by a readiness to help his other children and my brethren. For I do not think that thanks and compliments, though repeated weekly, can discharge our real obligations to each other, and much less those to our Creator. You will see in this my notion ...
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Rev. Jonathan Mayhew gives his Famous Sermon titled, "A Discourse Concerning Unlimited Submission and Non-Resistance to the Higher Powers"

Rev. Jonathan Mayhew gives his Famous Sermon titled, “A Discourse Concerning Unlimited Submission and Non-Resistance to the Higher Powers”

In his 1818 analysis of the Revolution, John Adams said, But what do we mean by the American Revolution? Do we mean the American War? The Revolution was effected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people, a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations. The key word here is religious. In Adams’ analysis, he said ...
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