New Hampshire Exeter Compact

New Hampshire Exeter Compact

In 1638, John Wheelwright founded a settlement called Exeter in New Hampshire. In 1639, the settlers signed the Exeter Compact patterned after the Mayflower Compact. This agreement of the Settlers at Exeter in New Hampshire in the year 1639 were established for...

Easter ~ A time for Christians to celebrate

Easter ~ A time for Christians to celebrate

Easter, even in colonial times is remembered as the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross and through His great triumph over the power of sin and death, we can have eternal life.  Across the centuries of American history, the people of this great nation including our...

What does freedom mean?

What does freedom mean?

What does freedom mean? Let's learn from someone who cherishes his freedom every day. What does freedom mean? On Saturday, July 24th, 2010 the town of Prescott Valley, AZ, hosted a Freedom Rally. Quang Nguyen was asked to speak on his experience of coming to America...

Religious Freedom Day

Religious Freedom Day

Each year on January 16th Americans observe Religious Freedom Day as a day to reflect on our Religious Freedom. Learn how it started and how significant this day truly is for Americans. Religious Freedom Day Religious Freedom Day all started with Thomas Jefferson's...

The New England Primer: Teaching America’s First Children

The New England Primer: Teaching America’s First Children

The New England Primer was one of several textbooks during the early establishment of the thirteen colonies. Its profound texts were used to educate the early colonists and many of our founding fathers. Learning from these texts shows the importance of Christianity in...

Governor John Winthrop and the Articles of Confederation

Governor John Winthrop and the Articles of Confederation

Governor John Winthrop landed in Massachusetts Bay in June of 1630 with eleven ships and seven hundred settlers that started the great migration that leads to more than 20,000 Puritans sailing to New England.  What does the governor's role tell us about the settler's...

What was the purpose of the Magna Carta?

What was the purpose of the Magna Carta? The Magna Carta, referred to as the Great Charter of English liberty, granted under considerable duress by King John at Runnymede on June 15, 1215.  This declaration of law required the King to proclaim certain rights of free...

George Washington’s Farewell Address

George Washington’s Farewell Address

Let us take a look at the ties in George Washington's farewell address to Christianity in American History. In George Washington's farewell address he stated: "Friends and Citizens: The period for a new election of a citizen to administer the executive government of...

Laus Deo and Christianity in American History

Laus Deo and Christianity in American History

Laus Deo.  Two words displayed on the top of the Washington Monument.  Let us dig into what those two words mean in the study of Christianity in American history Laus Deo on the Washington Monument The Washington Monument is the highest fixture in D.C. and there can...