What Makes America Great (Pt 6/6): The American Dream

Coming to America The American Dream is the belief that anyone, regardless of the circumstances of their birth, can succeed through hard work, study, ingenuity, sacrifice, teamwork, and perseverance. In many nations, a person’s birth predetermines their future. Were they born into nobility or royalty or serfdom?  Where they born into the upper class or … Continue reading What Makes America Great (Pt 6/6): The American Dream

Ingenious James Madison and the Birth of the Constitution

There is a serious lack of education and understanding about the inspiring founding of the United States. Most American's don't even know that James Madison is the "Father of the Constitution" and "Father of the Bill of Rights." Thomas Jefferson, the "Father of the Declaration of Independence," proclaimed: "If a nation expects to be ignorant … Continue reading Ingenious James Madison and the Birth of the Constitution

The Bald Eagle and the Great Seal

Things I had to unlearn I am frustrated by how many things I have had to unlearn over the years. There is so much information that I thought was true, but was not.  For example, I mislearned in elementary school that honest George Washington confessed to chopping down the family cherry tree. I mislearned in college … Continue reading The Bald Eagle and the Great Seal

Benjamin Franklin: The Master of Creations

Benjamin Franklin is the first of only two Americans to be recognized as a “universal genius.”  In addition to his brilliance as a writer, printer, statesman, diplomat, philosopher, and scientist, he was a prolific inventor. “Necessity is the mother of invention.”  Benjamin Franklin was an extraordinary and brilliant inventor.  Many of his creations were personal, … Continue reading Benjamin Franklin: The Master of Creations

Miracle at Saratoga

 The founding fathers and mothers recognized the victory at Saratoga as a turning point in the Revolutionary War. They considered this miraculous victory as further evidence of Divine Providence.  One of the most important victories of the entire war was the famous Battle of Saratoga in October 1777.  This battle was pivotal to the success … Continue reading Miracle at Saratoga

Benjamin Franklin and Deadly Electricity

Benjamin Franklin is one of only two Americans recognized as “Universal Geniuses.”  (The other is Thomas Jefferson.) At the age of 42, Benjamin Franklin retired from the printing business which had made him famous and wealthy. Upon retiring, he devoted more time to experimenting with electricity, or “electrical fire,” as he called it. His groundbreaking experiments … Continue reading Benjamin Franklin and Deadly Electricity