The Father of America, George Washington, was born on February 22. But in honor of our first President, the third Monday of February has been designated as the day to remember his stature in America’s life. In 1880, a federal holiday honoring George Washington was implemented by and Act of Congress for government offices in the District of Columbia and expanded in 1885 to include all federal offices. Originally, Washington’s actual birthday, February 22, was celebrated on the day of his birth, but in January 1971, the Uniform Monday Holiday Act shifted its observance to the third Monday of February, usually not being celebrated on his actual birthday. For this reason, “President’s Day” is generally the expression used to designate the day.
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House Speaker Robert Winthrop Defends the Bible
American History | Bible | Christian Beliefs | Christian History
Robert Charles Winthrop was an American lawyer, politician, and philanthropist who at one point in his political career rose to the office of Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. Like most who lived during the Founding Era of the United States, Winthrop was concerned about the moral character of America's development. As was characteristic of many Founding Fathers, Winthrop involved himself in the advancement of Christianity in America—particularly through his political influence, oratory, literary endeavors, and the distributRead more...
Christianity in America's First Presidential Inauguration
American History | Christian Calendar (Holidays) | Christian History | January Articles
There is no evidence to suggest that America was founded as a secular nation. This single event—the first inauguration of President Washington—clearly reveals America's Founding Fathers' commitment to Christianity. Any attempt to suggest that America was founded as a secular nation is a personal or collective confession of historical ignorance. Rather, attempts to suppress the public expressions of Christianity is a betrayal of the heritage that has been bequeathed to America by its Founding Fathers. Click to read the entire article… Read more...
The Bell-ringer—William and Mary's President of Hope
American History | Christian Living
The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia was founded in 1693, by Anglican priest, James Blair (1656 — April 18, 1743; The Christian Origin of William and Mary). Established under a charter granted by King William III and Queen Mary II of England, it is the second oldest institution of higher education in the United States, preceded only by Harvard University. As a school for the training of Anglican clergy, it was supported by the British crown from its establishment until 1776. In 1906, it became state-supported, and in 191Read more...
The Origin and Principles of the American Revolution Compared
American History | Historical | July Articles | Products
From the end of the nineteenth century to the opening of the twenty-first century, America’s true Christian heritage has been under attack. Tragically, some Christians have mistakenly joined the effort to attack America’s Christian origin by attacking the spirituality of the Founding Fathers.American Revolution Compared For decades, secularists and the irreligious have erroneously insisted that the Founding Fathers were anti-Christian Deists, but nothing can be further from reality. The overwhelming majority of America’s Founding Fathers werRead more...
America's Founding Fathers and Camp Meeting
American History | Christian History | Christian Living
Early in the twenty-first-century, Islam has distinguished itself as the fastest growing religion in America. As it has done throughout its history, Islam has wedded religion with permission to gratify the basest human passions of the human heart. Armed with the erroneous belief that death in battle is the surest means of securing eternal sensual pleasure, Muslims race into battle and eagerly perform the most life-threatening acts. Such heroic efforts appeal to the naive and uninformed, and for this reason, their numbers are quickly multiplRead more...