The Day President Roosevelt Led Our Nation in Prayer

The Day President Roosevelt Led Our Nation in Prayer

On D-Day, June 6, 1944, 15,000 young Americans parachuted into France and 60,000 more stormed the beaches of Normandy. And that began the liberation of Europe from Nazi oppression. While this great battle was going on, President Roosevelt went on the radio and led the nation in prayer for these young men. This is what he said: 

The Gettysburg Address

The Gettysburg Address

On November 19, 1863, President Lincoln came to the site of the Battle of Gettysburg to dedicate part of it as a cemetery for some of the men who died in that battle. This is what he said: “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any…

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The Three Branches of Our Government

The Three Branches of Our Government

  James Madison was the father of the United States Constitution as well as our fifth President. It was his idea to separate the powers of the Federal Government into three separate and equal branches: The Legislative Branch makes the laws. The Executive Branch enforces the laws. And the Judicial Branch interprets the laws. He told the other delegates to the Constitutional Convention that he got the idea from “The Perfect Governor” described in Isaiah 33:22, which says: “The Lord is…

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The Five Freedoms Guaranteed Us by the First Amendment

The Five Freedoms Guaranteed Us by the First Amendment

This is the text of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” The First Amendment absolutely guarantees these five freedoms to every American: Freedom of Religion. Freedom of Speech Freedom of the Press Freedom to…

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Get A Free Copy of My Audiobook

Get A Free Copy of My Audiobook

You can get a free copy of A Crash Course in the Bible when you sign up for a free trial of Audible here: https://adbl.co/2NWjhUZ   And you can cancel your membership at any time and keep all of your audiobooks. My name is Larry Vaughn and I’m a Vietnam veteran. I thought I was one of the lucky ones who got away scot-free. But I was wrong. Even though I was blessed with a wonderful wife and three lovely daughters, I was in…

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The United States Constitution

The United States Constitution

  The purpose of the United States Constitution is to protect the rights of United States citizens, by limiting the powers of their government. President Ronald Reagan explained it like this:   “The culmination of men’s dreams for 6,000 years were formalized with the Constitution, probably the most unique document ever drawn in the long history of man’s relation to man. I know there have been other constitutions, new ones are being drawn today by newly emerging nations. Most of them, even…

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The Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence

By John Trumbull – US Capitol, Public Domain On July 4, 1776, the thirteen English colonies declared themselves to be a free and independent nation, by signing the Declaration of Independence. And the United States of America was born. The Declaration of Independence contains these immortal words by Thomas Jefferson: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the…

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George Washington’s Address to His Troops

George Washington’s Address to His Troops

This speech was delivered by General Washington to his troops just before the battle of Long Island, August 26, 1776. “The time is now near at hand, which must probably determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged and destroyed, and themselves consigned to a state of wretchedness from which no human efforts will deliver them. “The…

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Have We Now Forgotten That Powerful Friend?

Have We Now Forgotten That Powerful Friend?

Benjamin Franklin was eighty-one years old when he came to the Constitutional Convention. The delegates couldn’t agree on anything at first. Then, they adopted Franklin’s resolution that they begin each session with prayer. With God’s help, they drafted the United States Constitution. They created a new form of government that had never existed before. A government whose power is derived from the consent of the governed. A government of the people, by the people and for the people. This is…

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Patrick Henry’s Call to Action

Patrick Henry’s Call to Action

  In Patrick Henry’s most famous speech, he implores his fellow citizens to take arms against the British. It’s been left out of today’s history textbooks because it mentions God. But if God hadn’t helped us, we couldn’t have won the Revolutionary War.   What is it that makes this speech so powerful? It’s Patrick Henry’s passionate expression of his faith in God. He knew that God always helps his people. And that when we’re on God’s side, we will prevail, because God…

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