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Are You Smarter Than a Fourth Grader?
By David Barton - 03/27/2014
Take the 4th Grade Geography quiz from 1862 and find out!
A Southern View of Black History?
By David Barton - 02/14/2014
Learn more about American history from the people who lived it!
The Four Chaplains
By David Barton - 02/07/2014
Find out what a Jew, two Protestants and a Catholic have in common!
Daniel Webster: The Defender of the U.S. Constitution
By David Barton - 01/15/2014
Daniel Webster, considered a "second-generation" Founding Father, was known as "the Defender of the U.S. Constitution."
America’s Most Biblically-Hostile U. S. President
By David Barton - 12/20/2013

Remembering Pearl Harbor
By David Barton - 12/07/2013
Honoring the heroes of the "day that will live in infamy"
Happy Thanksgiving!
By David Barton - 11/27/2013
David Barton shares the history of Thanksgiving.
A Soldier and a President
By David Barton - 11/11/2013
Learn more about the life of General Eisenhower.
Frequently Asked Questions
11/2013
Find answers to your questions about WallBuilders, the Founding Fathers, and many other issues.
Their Lives, Fortunes and Sacred Honor: Richard Stockton
By David Barton - 10/03/2013
Find out about the sacrifice this Signer of the Declaration of Independence made!
Who was known as “First in war, First in peace, First in the hearts of his countrymen”?
By David Barton - 09/23/2013
Learn more about George Washington and his faith.
The Lesser Known Boudinot
By David Barton - 08/30/2013
Who is Elias Boudinot?
Dr. Benjamin Rush
By David Barton - 08/15/2013
Learn more about one of David Barton's favorite Founding Fathers!
The Barbary Powers Wars
By David Barton - 08/01/2013
Learn the history behind America's First War on Terror!
Which President earned the nickname "Old Man Eloquent"?
By David Barton - 07/18/2013
If you answered John Quincy Adams (the earliest serving President to have a photograph taken of him), then you were right!
Letter to Pastors about Welfare Comment on Beck Radio Show     PDF
By David Barton - 07/15/2013

This Day in History: D-Day
By David Barton - 06/06/2013
June 6, 1944 is a day that is remembered as a great victory for the cause of freedom!
Noah Webster
By Noah Webster - 05/28/2013
Commonly referred to as the "Schoolmaster to America," Noah Webster was also a man of great faith and conviction.
Noah Webster's "The Peculiar Doctrines of the Gospel Explained and Defended"
By Noah Webster - 05/22/2013
Noah Webster wrote a letter in 1809 that was later published in a Christian magazine.
Noah Webster's Dictionary
By Noah Webster - 05/14/2013
Noah Webster came out with his first official version of the now famous Webster's Dictionary in 1828.
Noah Webster & The Bible
By Noah Webster - 05/14/2013
Noah Webster used his knowledge of words to update outdated words into words the common man would understand.
Noah Webster Letters
By Noah Webster - 05/14/2013
Read some of Noah Webster's handwritten letters regarding his work on revising and updating The Bible into the common language of the day.
John Hart Document
By John Hart - 05/07/2013
John Hart
The Cost of Signing the Declaration of Independence
By David Barton - 05/07/2013
Founding Father John Hart
Founding Fathers on Prayer
By David Barton - 05/01/2013
Read about the historical look at the impact of prayer in our nation.
The Webster Regiment
By David Barton - 04/15/2013
Learn more about Fletcher Webster, the longest surviving son of the great Daniel Webster.
Celebrating Abigail Adams
By David Barton - 03/22/2013
An article hi-lighting the first of only two women in American history to be the wife of one President and the mother of another
Guns, Kids and Critics     PDF
By David Barton - 03/05/2013
An article addressing some questions and criticisms of information presented by David Barton on gun control issues.
The White House Attack on Religion Continues: Repealing Conscience Protection     PDF
By David Barton - 02/26/2013
An article examining the history of protection of conscience and how that protection has recently been attacked.
Celebrating Black History Month: The Rev. Francis J. Grimke
By David Barton - 02/25/2013
Pastor of the 15th Street Presbyterian Church
Health Care and the Constitution     PDF
By David Barton - 02/21/2013
An article examining current and historical views on federal enumerated powers.
Hobby Lobby - They Got It Right
By David Barton - 02/20/2013
An article examining a few of the arguments made against a religious ad frequently used by Hobby Lobby.
Unconfirmed Quotations
By David Barton - 02/19/2013
A list of Founding Father quotations unconfirmed or formerly unconfirmed.
Webster Regiment
02/08/2013
Some organizational documents outline the formation of the Twelfth Massachusetts Regiment (1861-1864), which was affectionately referred to as "Webster Regiment" after Fletcher Webster (son of Daniel Webster), who led the regiment until his death in 1862.
Defending The Jefferson Lies: David Barton Responds to his Conservative Critics     PDF
By David Barton - 02/2013
A response to some criticisms that David Barton has faced as a response to his bestselling book, The Jefferson Lies.
The Founders on the Second Amendment
By David Barton - 01/29/2013
Learn what the Founding Fathers had to say about the Second Amendment.
Addressing Mass Murder and Violent Crime
By David Barton - 01/08/2013
Sandy Hook and Public Policy
Unconfirmed Quotation: Franklin Principles of Primitive Christianity
By David Barton - 12/18/2012
An explanation and correct citation for a Benjamin Franklin quote that has been on WallBuilders' Unconfirmed Quotation page for years.
NBC's "George Washington" and Spielberg's "Lincoln"
By David Barton - 12/10/2012
A few things to look for in the movie "Lincoln" and the NBC television series on George Washington.
Remember the "date which will live in infamy" this Christmas Season
By David Barton - 12/06/2012
Remembering our servicemen and women this Christmas!
The Mayflower and Presidents - What do they have in common?
By David Barton - 11/21/2012
Learn more about the tradition of Thanksgiving and the legacy the Pilgrims left behind. Happy Thanksgiving!
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - A Forgotten History?
By David Barton - 11/09/2012
Find out what the tomb of the unknown soldier and Veterans Day have in common!
The Constitution and the Minority - What Does it All Mean?
By David Barton - 09/21/2012
Constitution Day - In Retrospect
Election Resources and Information
09/2012
Links to voter's guides from pro-family organizations and other voting information resources.
Statement: David Barton on The Jefferson Lies
By David Barton - 08/2012

The Jefferson Lies: Taking on the Critics     PDF
By David Barton - 07/12/2012
After The Jefferson Lies, rose to a New York Times best-seller, attacks were launched against it from academic elitists. In this article, David Barton addresses three of these attacks.
Happy Fourth of July!
By David Barton - 07/04/2012
Celebrating America's Birthday
The Real Story Behind Old Glory
By David Barton - 06/11/2012
This Thursday, June 14th, is Flag Day.
Celebrate with Prayer!
By David Barton - 04/27/2012
National Day of Prayer 2012
The Aitken Bible and Congress
By David Barton - 03/30/2012
An article examining the role Congress had in the publication of the 1782 Robert Aitken Bible.
A God-Given Inalienable Right
By David Barton - 03/01/2012
Learn more about the right of conscience in American history.
A God-Given Inalienable Right Under Direct Attack
By David Barton - 02/29/2012
Help protect the right of religious conscience!
Conscience Protection Amendment Update
By David Barton - 02/17/2012
Take Action on the Conscience Protection Amendment!
Conscience Protection Amendment - Call Your Senator Today!
By David Barton - 02/15/2012
Take Action Today - Protect Your Religious Freedoms!
President Eisenhower's One Nation Under God
By David Barton - 02/06/2012
The History of the Pledge of Allegiance
Robert Smalls Honored with Medal
By Robert Smalls - 02/2012
The following newspaper article is about the Gold Medal presented to Robert Smalls, a former slave at the time of the printing of this article, by the "colored citizens of New York."
Deconstructionism
By David Barton - 01/17/2012
What does it mean?
Free to Speak
By David Barton - 12/26/2011
Religious Freedom Sunday
A Secular Oath?
By David Barton - 12/19/2011
The controversy over "So help me God"
Getting Out the Vote
By David Barton - 12/16/2011
A recent news story on the growing movement to get Christians to vote
Remembering the Reason for Christmas
By David Barton - 12/12/2011
Read about some public officials and Christmas in American history.
Did George Washington Actually Say "So Help Me God" During His Inauguration?     PDF
By David Barton - 12/2011
An article examining the historical precedent relating to oath-taking and the specific phrase "so help me God."
Register Congregations to Vote!
By David Barton - 11/30/2011
Voter Registration Sunday!
Happy Thanksgiving!
By David Barton - 11/23/2011
Celebrate the History of Thanksgiving!
The Jefferson Lies
By David Barton - 11/14/2011
Another Lie About Thomas Jefferson
Honor a Veteran!
By David Barton - 11/10/2011
The celebration of Veteran's Day is a great way to honor those who have given so much for this nation.
2011 Election Information
By David Barton - 10/28/2011
Issues in the upcoming elections in your state!
2011 ProFamily Legislators Conference
By David Barton - 10/12/2011
Upcoming WallBuilders event for Legislators!
Celebrate Columbus Day!
By David Barton - 10/06/2011
Learn more about Christopher Columbus and his "discovery" of the new world.
"One Nation Under God"
By David Barton - 09/27/2011
Despite America’s great diversity, nothing unifies Americans more than their support for public acknowledgments of God.
John Locke – A Philosophical Founder of America
By David Barton - 09/23/2011
John Locke (1632-1704) is one of the most important, but largely unknown names in American history today. This historical article provides some information about this influential philosopher.
Celebrate Constitution Day!
By David Barton - 09/12/2011
This Saturday, September 17th, celebrate the United States Constitution!
Join the Black Robe Regiment today!
By David Barton - 08/30/2011
It's time for pastors to take a bold stand for righteousness - join the Black Robe Regiment!
The Pulpit Initiative
By David Barton - 08/23/2011
October 2, 2011 is Pulpit Freedom Sunday!
World Trade Center Cross
By David Barton - 08/11/2011
Intolerant, Coercive Atheists File Suit Against the World Trade Center Cross
The Response: An Historic Event
By David Barton - 08/09/2011
The Response: a call to prayer for a nation in crisis. Historic crisis. Historic Response. August 6, 2011. Houston, Texas.
Restoring Courage: Standing in Solidarity With Israel
By David Barton - 07/28/2011
Take a stand for Israel! Restoring Courage Events, August 21-24, 2011
Deconstructionism and the Left
By David Barton - 07/28/2011
An article defining and explaining Deconstructionism.
The Response: A Call to Prayer For a Nation in Crisis
By David Barton - 07/15/2011
The Response: a call to prayer for a nation in crisis. Historic crisis. Historic Response. August 6, 2011. Houston, Texas.
Congressional Prayer Caucus
By David Barton - 07/12/2011
Learn about the Congressional Prayer Caucus!
American History: Bachmann v. Stephanopoulos
By David Barton - 07/01/2011
History in the making - the Presidential elections!
The Founding Fathers and Slavery
By David Barton - 07/2011
"Even though the issue of slavery is often raised as a discrediting charge against the Founding Fathers, the historical fact is that slavery was not the product of, nor was it an evil introduced by, the Founding Fathers."
Vindicating American Exceptionalism
By David Barton - 06/30/2011
Learn more about American Exceptionalism and why it is important today.
John Adams: Was He Really an Enemy of Christians? Addressing Modern Academic Shallownes     PDF
By David Barton - 06/2011
An article examining the religious beliefs of John Adams.
Christmas-As Celebrated by the Presidents
By David Barton - 12/2010
An article on the history of Christmas.
The 2010 Election: The News Inside the News     PDF
By David Barton - 12/2010
An article examining the results of the 2010 election.
Tea Parties- Same Song, Second Verse     PDF
By David Barton - 07/22/2010
An article looking at the history of tea parties in America.
Limiting an Overreaching Federal Government: Is State Nullification the Solution?     PDF
By David Barton - 02/2010
An article examining the history and constitutionality of nullification.
Potential Constitutional Problems With H.R. 3590     PDF
02/2010
A letter from Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott to Senators' Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn. This letter outlines some potential constitutional problems with the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act."
Advancing the Sanctity of the Unborn Life in the Ft. Hood Massacre     PDF
01/2010
A letter from several Texas state representatives asking that Major Hasan be charged for the murder of Private Francheska Velez's unborn child.
Steps for Viewing Candidates Scorecards
By David Barton - 2010
This article gives step-by-step instructions for viewing a candidates interest group ratings, commonly called "Scorecards."
Religious Acknowledgments in the Capitol Visitor Center     PDF
By David Barton - 12/17/2009
An article examining the struggle to include religious acknowledgments in the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, D.C.
Calling Muslims to the Capitol?
By David Barton - 09/22/2009

The American Revolution: Was it an Act of Biblical Rebellion?
By David Barton - 05/2009
An article examining the historical foundations of the American Revolutionary War.
Is President Obama Correct: Is America No Longer a Christian Nation?     PDF
By David Barton - 04/2009
An article examining quotes, statistics, court cases, etc about America being a Christian nation.
David Barton on President's Day
By David Barton - 02/13/2009
David Barton's interview with Moody Radio regarding President's Day.
A Black Patriot: Wentworth Cheswell
By David Barton - 02/2009
A biography of a black patriot from the Revolutionary War era, Wentworth Cheswell.
Thomas Jefferson and Religion at the University of Virginia     PDF
By David Barton - 02/2009
An article exploring the founding of the University of Virginia, which Thomas Jefferson was a part of.
MexicoPolicyLetter     PDF
By David Barton - 01/19/2009

America's Religious Heritage As Demonstrated in Presidential Inaugurations     PDF
By David Barton - 01/2009
An article that explores the religious heritage of America's Presidential inauguration.
Christmas With the Presidents
By David Barton - 12/2008
A look at the history and traditions of the different Presidents during Christmas at the White House.
Confronting Civil War Revisionism: Why The South Went To War
By David Barton - 12/2008
"A prominent example of modern historical revisionism involves an inaccurate view of the Civil War, which asserts that the secession of the southern states at the start of the Civil War had nothing to do with slavery and slavery was not a significant issue in the conflict."
Celebrating Thanksgiving In America     PDF
By David Barton - 11/2008
An article about Thanksgiving, explaining the origins of the holiday and including some Founding Father quotes.
War on God in America
By David Barton - 09/25/2008
A look at the effort to remove the acknowledgment of God in the nation's capital, including at the US Capitol.
The Story of the Star Spangled Banner
By David Barton - 07/04/2008

Benjamin Rush Dream about John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
By David Barton - 06/2008
A history of the 1809 Benjamin Rush dream that foretold the reconciliation between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson in 1812. Adams and Jefferson both died on the fiftieth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1826.
The Founding Fathers on Jesus, Christianity and the Bible
By David Barton - 05/2008
Some quotes from proclamations, letters and more by America's Founding Fathers and early statesmen on Jesus, Christianity and the Bible.
A Christian Voter Intimidation Letter from Americans United for Separation of Church and State
By David Barton - 04/2008
Contains a letter that Americans United for Separation of Church and State actually sent to religious leaders in 2006, attempting to intimidate them. Also contains this same letter, with all the editorial comments designed to intimidate crossed out.
An Historic Look at Easter
By David Barton - 03/20/2008
See what Charles Carroll of Carrollton believed about Easter!
George Washington's Birthday
By David Barton - 02/20/2008
Celebrate the birthday of George Washington
Futile Intimidation Attempts
By David Barton - 02/06/2008
WallBuilders makes a stand to inform and educate voters this election year, in spite of attempts by anti-Biblical groups to shut them up.
Echoes of 1860: Is "Life" a Question of State's Rights?
By David Barton and Rick Green - 02/2008
David Barton and Rick Green examine what inalienable rights and federalism have to do with the question of abortion.
Five Judicial Myths
By David Barton - 02/2008
An article examining five common myths about the role of the judiciary and how the Founders own writings refute these myths.
A Call to Action
By David Barton - 01/28/2008
Congressional Resolution affirming America's Godly heritage (H.Res. 888)
Sanctity of Human Life Day
By David Barton - 01/23/2008
Presidential Proclamation declares a National Sanctity of Human Life Day
H.RES. 888     PDF
By Congr. Randy Forbes - 01/23/2008
Text of House Resolution 888, introduced December 18, 2007, which affirms the rich spiritual and religious history of our Nation's founding and subsequent history and moves to designate the first week in May as "American Religious History Week" for the appreciation of and education on America's history of religious faith.
American Voters and the Abortion Issue     PDF
By David Barton - 01/2008
Statistics and other information on the value of the abortion issue to American voters.
Your Vote Counts Video
By David Barton - 2008
A look at the effort to remove the acknowledgment of God in the nation's capital, including at the US Capitol.
The Founding Fathers on Creation and Evolution
By David Barton - 2008
Quotes from several Founding Fathers on evolution and creation.
Christmas Resolutions (2007)
By David Barton - 12/14/2007
Read about some Congressional Resolutions from 2007
Thanksgiving 2007
By David Barton - 11/21/2007
The tradition of Thanksgiving
National Bible Week 2007
By David Barton - 11/09/2007
Congressional speech on National Bible Week
Congress, the Culture, and Christian Voting     PDF
By David Barton - 11/2007
A statistical look at issues before the American people, how Congress has voted concerning these issues, and how Christian voting trends since 1992 have affected Congressional voting on these issues.
Private Property Rights Resolution     PDF
By David Barton - 07/06/2007
A Resolution Defending the right of Private Property.
Testimony on Global Warming     PDF
By David Barton - 06/07/2007
Testimony of David Barton in the June 7, 2007 U.S. Senate Hearing on Global Warming in the Environment and Public Words Committee.
Spring 2007 Newsletter     PDF
By David Barton - 05/31/2007
Good News From the Federal Judiciary.
Winter 2006     PDF
By David Barton - 01/2007
An Historical Perspective on a Muslim in Congress.
Testimony of David Barton on Global Warming     PDF
By David Barton - 2007
David Barton's testimony on the Evangelical position on global warming. This was given before the U.S. Senate Hearing on Global Warming in Environment and Public Works Committee on June 7, 2007.
The Meaning of Thanksgiving     PDF
By Dr. Paul Jehle - 2007
This 2007 article by Dr. Paul Jehle with the Plymouth Rock Foundation examines the meaning of Thanksgiving.
Why Christians Must Vote in This Election
By David Barton - 10/24/2006
David Barton lists some of the recent congressional successes as compelling proof that values voters must remain engaged in the culture war.
Summer 2006     PDF
By David Barton - 06/2006
Celebrating America's Birthday plus Famous July Fourth Orations
Meet The ACLU
By David Barton - 06/2006
The ACLU aggressively pursues an agenda in many different areas that seeks to undermine the values and beliefs of most Americans.
The Bible and Taxes
By David Barton - 04/27/2006
A brief article on Biblical principles of taxation.
The Founders As Christians
04/2006
A collection of quotes from the Founding Fathers.
Spring 2006     PDF
By David Barton - 03/2006
Good News from the Front Lines of the Culture War
Black History Issue 2006     PDF
By David Barton - 01/2006
The Civil War: Honoring Courageous Soldiers
Recommended Reading List
01/2006
A list of some of the good history titles currently available that we recommend.
Winter 2005     PDF
By David Barton - 12/2005
Inside Election 2004: A Moral Mandate?/The War in Iraq
Church in the U.S. Capitol
By David Barton - 11/10/2005
The United States Capitol regularly served as a church building; a practice that began even before Congress officially moved into the building in 1800 and lasted until well after the Civil War.
John Locke: Deist or Theologian?
By David Barton - 11/2005
Many law and history professors and uninformed historical writers often assert that John Locke was a secular political writer or a deist. This article contains a few helpful questions to ask regarding these erroneous characterizations of Locke.
Summer 2005     PDF
By David Barton - 07/2005
The Current State of American Education
God: Missing in Action from American History
By David Barton - 06/2005
Rediscover God's hand in America's history through forgotten heroes.
How You Can Be Involved
By David Barton - 05/27/2005
Practical guidance for having a positive impact on American culture.
Ensuring Judicial Accountability For State Judges
By David Barton - 03/22/2005
This article was originally written as testimony in favor of an amendment to the Kansas Constitution providing for the election of Kansas supreme court justices.
A Tale of Two Constitutions
By David Barton - 02/2005
The two different philosophies of constitutional interpretation are contrasted in this article.
Revisionism: How to Identify It In Your Children's Textbooks
By David Barton - 01/2005
Revisionism is the common method employed by those seeking to subvert American culture and society. This article explains how to recognize revisionism in school texts.
Black History Issue 2005     PDF
By David Barton - 01/2005
Honoring Godly Heroes
Election 2004: A Moral Mandate?
By David Barton - 11/2004
Post-2004 election analysis from a pro-family perspective.
Black History Issue 2004     PDF
By David Barton - 02/2004
Black Patriots of the American Revolution
Winter 2004     PDF
By David Barton - 02/2004
A Cultural Update
African American History Resources
12/2003
A hyperlinked list of all the WallBuilders resources related to African American history.
Taking On The Critics
By David Barton - 10/2003
This article provides an example of the kind of mischaracterizations that David Barton is subjected to by critics as well as his response.
Ten Commandments Displays
By David Barton - 09/2003
(This is an excerpt from the Winter 2004 WallBuilder Report)
Spring 2003     PDF
By David Barton - 04/2003
The Pledge of Allegiance Strike Two!/A Presidential Profile
Dwight D. Eisenhower - A Presidential Profile
By David Barton - 03/01/2003
Reprinted from a 1959 Readers Digest School Reader, condensed and adapted from a Guideposts article.
Black History Issue 2003     PDF
By David Barton - 03/2003
A History of Black Voting Rights
Winter 2003     PDF
By David Barton - 01/2003
The November Elections
The Bible, Slavery, and America's Founders
By Stephen McDowell - 2003
This article by Stephen McDowell of the Providence Foundation provides an in-depth look at slavery both in the Bible and in early American history.
Thanksgiving in America
By David Barton - 11/2002
The tradition of Thanksgiving as a time to focus on God and His blessings dates back almost four centuries in America.
Churches And Elections - What Is The Law?
10/29/2002
A list of the activities that a church may or may not engage in if the church is a non-profit corporation.
Fall 2002     PDF
By David Barton - 10/2002
Winning The Culture War In America
James Madison and Religion in Public
By David Barton - 09/2002
"James Madison’s religious views and activities are numerous, as are his writings on religion. An understanding of Madison’s religious views is complicated by the fact that his early actions were at direct variance with his later opinions. Those who would
Impeachment of Federal Judges
By David Barton - 09/2002
"The Founders’ intent for impeachment was to protect the fundamental principle of ""the consent of the governed."" For this reason impeachment was used whenever judges disregarded public interests, affronted the will of the people, or introduced arbitrary
Solving the Pledge of Allegiance Controversy
By David Barton - 07/2002
"A discussion of the recent Pledge of Allegiance controversy generated by the Ninth Circuit's ruling that the phrase ""under God"" violates the U. S. Constitution. While the decision was later stayed by one of the judges involved, the ruling provides a cl
Houses of Worship Free Speech Restoration Act
05/2002
This bill would amend the Internal Revenue Code to restore the ability of churches and other houses of worship to exercise their free speech rights during political campaigns.
Ten Steps To Change America
By David Barton - 04/15/2002
Ten positive steps that will help restore America's Christian heritage.
Black History Issue 2002
By David Barton - 03/2002
2002 Black History Issue
Spring 2002     PDF
By David Barton - 03/2002
Education Issue
January 2002
By David Barton - 01/2002
Good News! - Across America
SPECIAL EDITION September 11, 2001
By David Barton - 01/2002
Lessons from the September Terrorist Attacks
Should Christians - Or Ministers - Run For Office?
By John Witherspoon - 2002
Founding Father John Witherspoon's sagacious rebuttal to the 1777 Georgia Constitution's provision forbidding clergymen from serving in the Georgia legislature
A Constitutional Amendment Restoring Religious Freedom
2002
"H. J. Res. 46 - a constitutional amendment to protect the Ten Commandments, voluntary school prayer and public religious expressions - was introduced in the 108th Congress."
Winter 2001
By David Barton - 12/2001
Eight Positive Results of Election 2000
Spring 2001
By David Barton - 03/2001
A New Tone in Washington/The Changing Face of American Culture/Specific Bible Knowledge Declining/Continuing Effects of Election 2000/A New Flag for an Old State
Affidavit in Support of the Ten Commandments
By David Barton - 01/03/2001
David Barton was asked to prepare this legal brief in response to multiple ACLU lawsuits against public displays of the Ten Commandments.
Black History Issue 2001
By David Barton - 01/01/2001
African-Americans & Election 2000
The Separation of Church and State
By David Barton - 01/2001
"Learn more about the origin of the phrase "separation of church and state," the expression Justice William Rehnquist described as "a misleading metaphor.""
Evolution and the Law: “A Death Struggle Between Two Civilizations”
By David Barton - 01/2001
"Several years ago we were asked to write a law review article for a special 75th anniversary edition of the famous ""Scopes Monkey Trial."" In our article, we presented the Framers view of that issue."
Sample Letters to the Editor
By David Barton - 01/2001
"Sample letters to the editor addressing the issues of whether the Founding Fathers were deists, the “separation of church and state” and the use of “theocracy” as a pejorative."
Electoral College: Preserve or Abolish?
By David Barton - 01/2001
Analysis of the current movement to replace the electoral college.
Judges: Should they be Elected or Appointed?
By David Barton - 01/2001
Some states have recently considered proposals that would abolish the election of State judges and replace it with a system of appointed judges who would face periodic retention elections.
Republic v. Democracy
By David Barton - 01/2001
"Our Founders had an opportunity to establish a democracy in America and chose not to. In fact, the Founders made clear that we were not, and were never to become, a democracy."
Homosexuals in the Military
By David Barton - 2001
An historical analysis of the early American perspective on homosexuals serving in the Armed Forces.
Winter 2000
By David Barton - 12/2000
"God, Government, and the Preservation of Life/Littleton: The Aftermath/Religious Liberties Under Attack--Again!/The Ten Commandments: Up by Popular Demand"
Summer 2000
By David Barton - 06/2000
The Supreme Court: Creating a Nation at Risk/Good News From Across the Country/Teachers & Lawyers: Better Representation/Judge Upholds Right to Pray at Capitol
Spring 2000
By David Barton - 03/2000
"Preserving Traditional Marriage/The Federal Courts & Partial Birth Abortions/Laugh or Cry?/Christmas: Past & Present/Announcements/Celebrating the National, and State, Day of Prayer"
Was George Washington a Christian?
By David Barton - 01/01/2000
This is part of the ongoing debate surrounding the religious nature of the Founding Fathers. Look at some evidence you rarely see in the media or in text books and determine for yourself if Washington was a believer.
The Founders And Public Religious Expressions
01/2000
Would the Founders oppose chaplains for the U.S. Congress or State Legislatures? How did they view public religious expression?
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson & Slavery in Virginia
By David Barton - 01/2000
It is ironic that two prominent Founding Fathers who owned slaves (Thomas Jefferson and George Washington) were both early–albeit unsuccessful–pioneers in the movement to end slavery in their State and in the nation.
Analyzing Legislation
By David Barton - 01/2000
Involved in the legislative process? Here are some guidelines for assessing the strengths and weaknesses of legislation and public policy.
Importance of Morality and Religion in Government
01/2000
A collection of quotes from the Founding Fathers.
The Importance of Voting and Christian Involvement in the Political Arena
01/2000
"A collection of quotes from the Founders and other leaders on the importance of informed, judicious voting by the people."
Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: The Search for Truth
By David Barton - 01/2000
"David Barton explores this continuing controversy, exposing the lack of evidence concerning Jefferson's supposed relationship with Sally Hemings."
Treaty of Tripoli
By David Barton - 01/2000
"The Treaty of Tripoli, specifically article XI, is often misused in editorial columns, articles, as well as in other areas of the media, both Christian and secular. We have received numerous questions from people who have been misled by the claims that a
A Review of A&E’s "The Crossing"
By David Barton - 01/2000
"The showing on the A&E Network of ""The Crossing"" has resulted in a flurry of questions being raised about the character and personal habits of Commander-in-Chief George Washington. Specifically, was he as profane with his language as portrayed in the f
4th of July Article
By David Barton - 01/2000
We continue to be the longest on-going Constitutional Republic in the history of the world. Blessings such as these are not by chance or accidental. They are blessings of God.
Winter 1999
By David Barton - 12/1999
"Strong Families and Strong Societies/President Clinton and a Four-Century American Tradition/Here Comes Another ""Scandal""/The Numbers Behind the 1998 Elections"
Fall 1999
By David Barton - 09/1999
Good News! Sort of/President Rebuked/The Courts on Prayer/Evolution vs. Creation
Summer 1999
By David Barton - 06/1999
Responding to Littleton: A Tale of Two Philosophies/Executive Orders/Recent Decisions From Courts That Got it Right
Spring 1999
By David Barton - 03/1999
A New Acquisition/Expanding the Message/Standing Up for the Ten Commandments/America's Godly Heritage Around the World/Judges & the Culture War
Political Parties and Morality
By David Barton - 12/28/1998
An Essay
Black History Issue 1998
By David Barton - 12/1998
Black History Month: Honoring Godly Heroes
Fall 1998
By David Barton - 09/1998
Thanksgiving in America/A Biblical and Historical Perspective on the Clinton Scandal/High Crimes and Misdemeanors/Meet a Friend: The National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools
Late Summer 1998
By David Barton - 08/1998
A “Do Nothing Congress”? Says Who?
Summer 1998
By David Barton - 06/1998
"Will We Go Forward, Or Go Back?/Remembering the Fourth of July"
Spring 1998
By David Barton - 03/1998
The 1998 Legislative Agenda/Censorship!/Act—and Pray/New Debates Over Old Laws
Winter 1997
By David Barton - 12/1997
Inside the 1996 Elections An Historical Perspective/The National Legal Foundation
Summer 1997
By David Barton - 06/1997
Judicial Accountability Update/Final Wording for the Religious Freedom Amendment/Public Celebrations of Jesus March On
Spring 1997
By David Barton - 03/1997
Whatever Happened to the School Prayer Amendment?/How You Can Help/The Providence Foundation
A Godless Constitution?: A Response to Kramnick and Moore
By Daniel L. Dreisbach - 1997
"A scholarly response to Isaac Kramnick and R. Laurence Moore's book, The Godless Constitution: The Case Against Religious Correctness."
Winter 1996
By David Barton - 12/1996
Religious Founders? Read Their Writings
Fall 1996
By David Barton - 09/1996
Thanksgivings in America/Partial-Birth Abortions/Outstanding Achievements
Summer 1996
By David Barton - 06/1996
"The Runaway Branch/Remember to say ""Thank You""/A Word to the Wise"
Spring 1996
By David Barton - 03/1996
Media Bias or Worldview Conflict?: A Matter of Perspective/Food for Thought: A Correct Biblical Response is Essential
Proclamation - Thanksgiving Day - 1989
By George Bush - 11/17/1989
A Proclamation for a National Day of Thanksgiving to be observed on November 23, 1989.
The Four Chaplains Card
By Harry S. Truman - 12/02/1960
See the card that commemorates the sacrifice of the four chaplains aboard the Dorchester on February 3, 1945.
Sermon - Communism in Churches - c. 1960     PDF
By Bishop Gerald Kennedy - 1960
In the following sermon, Bishop Kennedy addresses the evils of Communism and how the Bible relates to this issue.
Dwight D. Eisenhower's Inaugural Prayer
By Dwight D. Eisenhower - 01/19/1953
Read the handwritten prayer from Dwight D. Eisenhower. This is the same prayer that he prayed before delivering his Inaugural address on January 20, 1953.
In Hoc Anno Domini
1949
An editorial written in 1949 and has been published each year since then.
Victory in Europe Prayer Proclamation - 1945
By Harry S. Truman - 05/09/1945
President Harry S. Truman issued a proclamation for a day of prayer and thanksgiving to be observed in response to the unconditional surrender of the German troops, effectively ending WWII.
Proclamation - Thanksgiving Day - 1944
By Franklin D. Roosevelt - 11/01/1944
A national Thanksgiving Day proclamation issued by Franklin Roosevelt on November 1, 1944 declaring November 23, 1944 the day of Thanksgiving.
D-Day Prayer
By Franklin D. Roosevelt - 06/06/1944
In 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt printed copies of his D-Day prayer to give as gifts. Read a copy of this historical prayer.
Gen. Eisenhower's D-Day Message
By Dwight D. Eisenhower - 06/06/1944
General Dwight D. Eisenhower encouraged the troops about to land on the beach of Normandy, and praying "the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking."
War Bond Posters
By U. S. Government - 1944
See some of the posters the government printed to raise money to support the war efforts during WWII.
Proclamation - Thanksgiving Day - 1933
By Franklin D. Roosevelt - 11/21/1933
A national Thanksgiving Proclamation, issued by Franklin Roosevelt, President of the United States, on November 21, 1933.
Proclamation - Lincoln Day - 1919, Massachusetts
By Calvin Coolidge - 01/30/1919
A statewide Lincoln Day Proclamation, issued by Calvin Coolidge on January 30, 1919, while serving as Governor of Massachusetts.
Woodrow Wilson on the Christian Men's Association
By Woodrow Wilson - 10/24/1914
A speech given by President Woodrow Wilson on the Christian Men's Association on October 24, 1914.
Sermon - Easter - 1910
By Paul Dwight Moody - 1910
An Easter Sermon preached by Paul Dwight Moody in 1910.
Proclamation - Thanksgiving Day - 1909
By William H. Taft - 11/15/1909
A national Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, issued by William H. Taft, President of the United States on November 15, 1909.
Andrew Carnegie Letter
By Andrew Carnegie - 07/08/1907
Here is a letter Andrew Carnegie wrote after having received one of Thomas Jefferson's works.
Sermon - Memorial Day
By John Sayers - 1905
This is the text of a Memorial Day Sermon preached by John W. Sayers. It is found in the book The More Excellent Sacrifice: Memorial Day Sermons by John W. Sayers, published in 1905 and is one of his many Memorial Day sermons.
Sermon - Memorial Day
By John Sayers - 1905
The text of a Memorial Day sermon preached by John W. Sayers.
Proclamation - Thanksgiving Day - 1899, New Hampshire
By Frank West Rollins - 10/27/1899
A Thanksgiving Day proclamation issued by Frank West Rollins, the Governor of New Hampshire, on October 27, 1899.
Sermon - People Responsible for Character of Rulers - 1895
By Henry Van Dyke - 2//1895
A 1895 sermon preached by Rev. Henry Van Dyke in New York City.
Proclamation - Thanksgiving Day - 1887
By Grover Cleveland - 10/25/1887
The text of a handwritten Proclamation for a Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer, issued by Grover Cleveland, President of the United States, on October 25, 1887.
Proclamation -
By Richard Bartlett - 10/25/1887

Sermon - Memorial Day - 1875
By Rev. Dr. Jewell - 05/29/1875
A Memorial Day Sermon delivered by Reverend F. F. Jewell at Pacific Hall of San Francisco on May 29, 1875.
Proclamation - Thanksgiving Day - 1871
By Ulysses S. Grant - 10/28/1871
A National Thanksgiving Proclamation issued by Ulysses S. Grant, President of the United States, on October 28, 1871.
Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address
By Abraham Lincoln - 03/04/1865
In one of his most powerful speeches, President Lincoln invokes God and Scripture in marking the nation's triumph over slavery and laying the groundwork for peace.
Sermon - Thanksgiving - 1864 Connecticut
By Charles Little - 11/24/1864
A sermon preached by Reverend Charles Little on the day of a National Thanksgiving. Rev. Little uses Titus 3:1 as the basis for his sermon.
Proclamation - Thanksgiving Day - 1863
By Abraham Lincoln - 10/03/1863
A national Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, issued by Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, on October 3, 1863.
Proclamation - Fasting Humiliation and Prayer - 1863
By Abraham Lincoln - 03/30/1863
A national fast day proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln on March 30, 1863, declaring April 30, 1863 the day of fasting.
Sermon - George Washington's Birthday - 1863
By George Richards - 02/22/1863
A birthday sermon celebrating George Washington's birthday, preached in Connecticut in 1863.
General Order Respecting the Observance of the Sabbath
By Abraham Lincoln - 11/15/1862
President Lincoln quoted from two separate General Orders by George Washington in this 1862 General Order issued during the height of the Civil War.
Proclamation - Humiliation Fasting and Prayer - 1860
By James Buchanan - 12/14/1860
A National Humiliation, Fasting, and Prayer Proclamation issued by James Buchanan, President of the United States, on December 14, 1860.
Sermon - House of Representatives - March, 1860
By T.H. Stockton - 03/18/1860
This is a sermon delivered to the House of Representatives by T.H. Stockton, Chaplain to the House of Representatives.
James Garfield Letter
By James A. Garfield - 02/16/1858
James Garfield, the twentieth President of the United States, recounted the results of a revival he just preached in this 1858 letter.
Sermon - Thanksgiving - 1852 Massachusetts
By Joseph Hodges, Jr. - 11/25/1852
A sermon preached on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1852, by Reverend Joseph Hodges, Jr. in North Oxford.
Sermon - Moral View of Rail Roads - 1851
By Samuel Clark Aiken - 02/23/1851
The Rev. S. C. Aiken cultivates a Christian worldview in his audience by presenting both a Biblical and historical context for transportation.
Sermon - Thanksgiving - 1850 New York
By Thomas Skinner - 12/12/1850
A sermon by Thomas H. Skinner on Thanksgiving Day on December 12, 1850 in New York.
Sermon - Christmas - 1844
By Robert Hallam - 12/1844
A Christmas Sermon, preached by Robert Hallam on Christmas Day, 1844.
Sermon - Christmas - 1841
By None - 12/1841
A Christmas sermon preached in Philadelphia in 1841.
The 104th Psalm by John Quincy Adams
By John Quincy Adams - 09/10/1841
John Quincy Adams transcribed a portion of the 104th Psalm as a work of poetry to send to Miss Mary Talbot.
Qualifications for Public Office
By Daniel Webster - 08/19/1840
"Daniel Webster persuasively reasons for the peoples' right to establish qualifications for their elected officials and acknowledges the importance of Massachusetts' ""respect and attachment to Christianity."""
Sermon - Christian Patriot - Boston, 1840
By M. I. Motte - 07/05/1840
"In this powerful sermon on Christian patriotism, the Rev. Mellish Motte challenges his congregation regarding the need for personal righteousness, particularly in the political arena, so that the whole nation may benefit."
Sermon - Dueling - Albany, 1838
By William Sprague - 03/04/1838
New York pastor William Sprague takes a strong stand against the practice of dueling and exhorts his congregation on the vital importance of praying for government officials in this sermon.
Oration- July 4th- 1837
By John Quincy Adams - 07/04/1837
A July 4th Oration given in 1837 at Newburyport, MA. John Quincy Adams gave this oration during the time he was serving in the United States House of Representatives.
Sermon - Marriage - 1837
By Henry Norris - 07/02/1837
English clergyman Henry Norris marks the recent passage of a new law on marriage by providing a detailed look at the marriage institution from a Biblical perspective. His sermon provides an example of how 18th and 19th Century clergymen regularly instruct
Manumission - Dorcas - 1837
By Dorcas - 01/02/1837
This is a letter from a woman named Dorcas freeing her slaves, Warner and Nancy.
Address - Historical - 1835
By Edward Everett - 04/19/1835
This is an address delivered by Edward Everett on the April 19, 1835 in Lexington, Massachusetts. This address was given to commemorate the Battle of Lexington in 1775 which began the Revolutionary War.
Sermon - Modern Emigrant - 1832
By J. M. Horner - 1832
A sermon by Rev. J. M. Horner preached in New York in 1832.
American Bible Society Certificate Signed by John Jay
05/21/1827
First Chief-Justice John Jay signed this membership certificate as President of the American Bible Society.
Oration - July 4th - 1826, Massachusetts
By Josiah Quincy III - 07/04/1826
This is an oration delivered by Boston Mayor Josiah Quincy III on July 4th 1826, in Boston, MA.
Oration-July 4th- 1826
By George Bancroft - 07/04/1826
A July 4th oration given by George Bancroft at Northampton, MA in 1826.
Charles Carroll Letter
By Charles Carroll - 09/27/1825
Signer of the Declaration Charles Carroll expressed his strong faith in the redeeming power of Christ in this letter.
Proclamation - Thanksgiving Day - 1822, New Hampshire
By Richard Bartlett - 10/28/1822
A Thanksgiving Day proclamation issued by Samuel Bell, Governor of New Hampshire, on October 28, 1822.
Address - July 4th - 1822, Connecticut
By Thomas Robbins - 07/04/1822
This is an Address delivered by Chaplain Thomas Robbins in Hartford Connecticut on July 4th 1822.
Sermon - House of Representatives - April, 1822
By Robert Little - 04/28/1822
This is a sermon delivered to the House of Representatives by Robert Little, Chaplain to the House of Representatives.
Sermon - Election - 1818
By Harry Croswell - 05/14/1818
An election sermon preached in Hartford, Connecticut by the Rev. Harry Croswell on May 14, 1818.
Sermon - Election - 1816
By Pliny Dickinson - 06/06/1816
An Election Sermon, preached by Pliny Dickinson, on June 6, 1816.
John Jay on the Biblical View of War
By John Jay - 1816
Founding Father John Jay logically and methodically addresses the issue of war from a Biblical perspective.
Sermon - Election - 1814
By Jesse Appleton - 05/25/1814
An Election Sermon, preached by Jesse Appleton, May 25, 1814.
Proclamation - Thanksgiving Day - 1813, Massachusetts
By Caleb Strong - 10/08/1813
A proclamation for a day of Thanksgiving issued by Caleb Strong Governor of Massachusetts on October 8, 1813.
Sermon - Fasting - 1812
By John Giles - 8//1812
Fasting "discourses" given by Rev. John Giles on the national day of fasting on August 20, 1812.
Sermon - Fasting - 1812
By Samuel Worcester - 8//1812

Sermon - Election - 1812
By Isaac Beall - 10/08/1812
An Election Sermon, preached by Pastor Isaac Beall, on October 8, 1812.
Sermon - Fasting - 1812
By Henry Colman - 08/20/1812
A fast day sermon preached by Henry Colman in Massachusetts in 1812.
Proclamation - Humiliation and Prayer - 1812
By James Madison - 07/09/1812
A national Humiliation and Prayer Proclamation, issued by President James Madison on July 9, 1812; Also Four Hymns to accompany this day of national Humiliation and Prayer.
Proclamation - Humiliation and Prayer - 1812
07/09/1812
"During the War of 1812, the House and Senate passed a resolution requesting that the President recommend a day of national public humiliation and prayer, which President James Madison did by proclamation on July 9, 1812."
Oration - July 4th - 1812, Massachusetts
By Benjamin Peirce - 07/04/1812
This is an oration delivered by Benjamin Peirce on July 4th, 1812 in Salem, MA.
Proclamation - Thanksgiving Day - 1811, Massachusetts
By Elbridge Gerry - 10/22/1811
A Thanksgiving Proclamation issued by Elbridge Gerry, governor of Massachusetts, on October 22, 1811.
Abigail Adams' Letter
By Abigail Adams - 07/31/1811
This letter was written by Abigail Adams to an unknown recipient in 1811.
Oration - July 4th - 1810
By Alexander Townsend - 07/04/1810
This is and Oration delivered by Alexander Townsend on July 4th 1810.
Oration - July 4th - 1810, Massachusetts
By Samuel L. Knapp - 07/04/1810
This is an oration delivered by Samuel L. Knapp on July 4th, 1810 in Newburyport, MA.
John Adams Letter to Benjamin Rush
By John Adams - 12/21/1809
This is a letter from John Adams to Benjamin Rush in response to a letter Rush had sent him on October 17, 1809 in which he shared with him a dream about Adams reconciling with Thomas Jefferson.
Sermon - Artillery - Boston, 1809
By John Foster - 06/05/1809
"The Rev. John Foster delivers what is called an ""Artillery Sermon"" – an annual sermon given before a military audience."
Oration - July 4th - 1808
By Andrew Ritchie - 07/04/1808
This is an Oration delivered by Andrew Ritchie on July fourth 1808.
Thomas Jefferson Document
By Thomas Jefferson - 09/24/1807
An original document with Thomas Jefferson's signature that includes "in the year of our Lord Christ, 1807."
Proclamation - Fasting Humiliation and Prayer - 1807, Connecticut
By Jonathan Trumbull - 02/20/1807
A statewide Fasting, Humiliation and Prayer Proclamation issued by Jonathan Trumbull on February 20, 1807, while serving as Governor of Connecticut.
Sermon - Solar Eclipse - West Springfield, 1806
By Joseph Lathrop - 06/16/1806
New England clergyman Joseph Lathrop uses the occasion of a solar eclipse to provide an explanation for the phenomenon and strengthen the Biblical worldview of his parishioners.
Proclamation - Thanksgiving Day - 1805, New Hampshire
By John Langdon - 10/10/1805
A Thanksgiving Day Proclamation issued by John Langdon, Governor of New Hampshire, on October 10, 1805.
Sermon - Election - 1805
By Asahel Hooker - 05/09/1805
An election sermon preached in Connecticut in 1805 by Rev. Asahel Hooker.
Sermon - The Infirmities and Comforts of Old Age - 1805
By Joseph Lathrop - 1805
"In this 1805 sermon, preached when he was 74 years old, the Rev. Joseph Lathrop encourages his listeners to adopt a Biblical perspective on aging."
Oration - July 4th - 1804
By Joseph Story - 07/04/1804
This is a fourth of July sermon delivered by Joseph Story in 1804.
Proclamation - Fasting Humiliation and Prayer - 1804, New Hampshire
By John Taylor Gilman - 03/19/1804
A Proclamation for a Day of Fasting, Humiliation and Prayer issued by John Taylor Gilman, Governor of New Hampshire, on March 19, 1804.
Dissertation - Right & Obligation of Civil Magistrate - 1804
By Simon Backus - 1804
An 1804 dissertation by Simon Backus given in Connecticut.
Sermon - Thanksgiving - 1803 Connecticut
By Evan Johns - 11/24/1803
Evan Johns delivered this sermon on November 24, 1803.
Sermon - Election - 1803
By Matthias Burnet - 05/12/1803
An Election Sermon, preached by Matthias Burnet, on May 12, 1803.
Letters Between the Danbury Baptists and Thomas Jefferson
10/07/1801
"This exchange is the source for the infamous phrase, the "wall of separation," as it pertains to the First Amendment."
Oration - July 4th - 1801, Massachusetts
By Charles Paine - 07/04/1801
This is an oration delivered by Charles Paine, Esq. on July 4th, 1801, in Boston, MA.
Sermon - Century - 1801
By Timothy Alden Jr. - 01/04/1801
This is a century sermon delivered by Timothy Alden Jr. on January 4, 1801 in Portsmouth New Hampshire.
Sermon - Century - 1801
By Joseph Lathrop - 01/01/1801
This is a historical sermon preached by Dr. Joseph Lathrop January 1, 1801 in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Sermon - Century - 1801
By Benjamin Trumbull - 01/01/1801
This is a historical sermon preached by Rev. Benjamin Trumbull in North-Haven, Connecticut on January 1 1801.
Elias Boudinot's Age of Revelation
By Elias Boudinot - 1801
Elias Boudinot wrote a defense of Christianity, which was published as a book in 1801 and was a response to Thomas Paine's anti-Christian book, The Age of Reason
Sermon - Election - 1800
By Joseph McKeen - 05/18/1800
An Election Sermon, preached by Joseph McKeen, on May 18, 1800.
Sermon - The Voice of Warning to Christians - 1800
By John Mitchell Mason - 1800
In this sermon, Rev. John Mitchell Mason, writes against Thomas Jefferson being elected as President.
Sermon - Fasting - 1799
By Eliphalet Gillet - 04/25/1799
A sermon preached by Eliphalet Gillet on the day of a national fast in 1799.
Proclamation - Humiliation Fasting and Prayer - 1799
By John Adams - 03/19/1799
A fasting proclamation issued by President John Adams in 1799 declaring April 25, 1799 the day of national fasting.
Sermon - Thanksgiving - 1798 Connecticut
By Nathan Strong - 11/29/1798
A sermon preached by Nathan Strong on the day set aside by the state for thanksgiving.
Discourse - July 4th - 1798, Connecticut
By Timothy Dwight - 07/04/1798
This is a discourse preached by Timothy Dwight, D.D. on July 4th, 1798 in New-Haven Connecticut.
Sermon - Fasting - 1798
By Thaddeus Harris - 05/09/1798
This sermon was preached by Thaddeus Mason Harris on the national fast day of May 9, 1798.
Sermon - Fasting - 1798
By David Osgood - 05/09/1798
A sermon preached by David Osgood on the national fast day on May 9, 1798.
Sermon - Fasting - 1798
By John Prince - 05/09/1798
Sermon preached by John Prince on the national fast day on May 9, 1798.
Sermon - Fasting - 1798
By Jeremy Belknap - 05/09/1798
A fast day sermon preached by Jeremy Belknap in Boston on occasion of the national fast proclaimed by President John Adams.
Sermon - Fasting - 1798, Massachusetts
By David Tappan - 04/05/1798
A sermon preached by David Tappan on April 5, 1798, the day of the statewide Massachusetts fast day.
Proclamation - Humiliation Fasting and Prayer - 1798
By John Adams - 03/23/1798
President John Adams issued a national fasting and prayer proclamation on March 23, 1798.
Proclamation - Fasting Humiliation and Prayer - 1798, Massachusetts
By Increase Sumner - 03/1798
A fasting proclamation issued by Increase Sumner, Governor of Massachusetts, for April 5, 1798.
Benjamin Rush Letter to Elisha Boudinot
By Benjamin Rush - 09/08/1797
This is a letter we recently came across from Benjamin Rush to Elisha Boudinot, the brother of the Elias Boudinot, a Member of the Continental Congress.
Sermon - Execution of Richard Doane - Hartford, 1797
By Nathan Strong - 06/10/1797
"In this ""Execution Sermon,"" Rev. Nathan Strong reminds his listeners of the terrible consequences of a sinful life apart from God, and urges them to be reconciled to God through Christ."
Proclamation - Fasting Humiliation and Prayer - 1797, Connecticut
By Oliver Wolcott - 03/17/1797
A Proclamation for a Day of Fasting, Humiliation and Prayer issued by Oliver Wolcott, Governor of Connecticut on March 17, 1797.
Thomas Paine Criticizes the Current Public School Science Curriculum
By Thomas Paine - 01/16/1797
"This piece was written in 1797, yet has immediate application today. Although Paine was a deist, he fails to fit neatly into the irreligious category, which is the usual portrayal."
Proclamation - Thanksgiving Day - 1796, Massachusetts
By Samuel Adams - 12/15/1796
A proclamation for a day of Thanksgiving issued by Samuel Adams, governor of Massachusetts, for December 15, 1796.
Oration - July 4th - 1796, Massachusetts
By John Lathrop Jr - 07/04/1796
This is an oration delivered by John Lathrop Jr. on July 4th 1796 in Boston, MA.
Discourse - July 4th - 1796, Massachusetts
By John Cushing - 07/04/1796
This is a discourse delivered by John Cushing, A.M. on July 4th, 1796, in Ashburnham, MA, at the request of the militia officers in said town.
Sermon - Election - 1796
By John Marsh - 05/12/1796
An Election Sermon, preached by John Marsh, on May 12, 1796.
George Washington's Farewell Address
1796

George Washington's Farewell Address
By George Washington - 1796
As you read Washington's closing thoughts at the end of his second administration, notice the principles that apply to all government, at all times. We have also added an outline and a select vocabulary for your convenience.
Proclamation - Thanksgiving Day - 1795, Massachusetts
By Samuel Adams - 10/14/1795
A Thanksgiving Day Proclamation issued by Samuel Adams, Governor of Massachusetts, on October 14, 1795.
Sermon - Thanksgiving - 1795 Pennsylvania
By William White - 03/02/1795
A sermon preached by William White on March 2, 1795 in Philadelphia on a day of National Thanksgiving.
Proclamation - Fasting Humiliation and Prayer - 1795, Massachusetts
By Samuel Adams - 02/28/1795
A statewide Fasting, Humiliation and Prayer Proclamation issued by Samuel Adams on February 28, 1795, while serving as Governor of Massachusetts.
Sermon - Thanksgiving - 1795 Philadelphia
By Samuel Stanhope Smith - 02/19/1795
A sermon preached by Samuel Stanhope Smith on the day of national Thanksgiving on February 19, 1795.
Sermon - Thanksgiving - 1795 Massachusetts
By Thomas Baldwin - 02/19/1795
A sermon preached by Thomas Baldwin on the day of Thanksgiving proclaimed by George Washington.
Proclamation - Thanksgiving Day - 1795
By George Washington - 01/01/1795
Thanksgiving Proclamation issued by George Washington, President of the United States, on January 1, 1795.
Proclamation - Thanksgiving Day - 1794, Massachusetts
By Samuel Adams - 11/20/1794
A Thanksgiving proclamation issued by Samuel Adams, governor of Massachusetts, for November 20, 1794.
Sermon - July 4th - 1794
By Joseph Lathrop - 07/04/1794
This is a sermon delivered by Joseph Lathrop, D.D. on July 4th, 1794 in West-Springfield, MA.
Jacob Broom Letter
By Jacob Broom - 02/24/1794
Signer of the Constitution Jacob Broom reminds his son "to be a Christian."
Samuel Chase Document
By Samuel Chase - 02/01/1794
A document signed by Samuel Chase, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, verifying that a person took an oath declaring his belief in the Christian religion.
Proclamation - Thanksgiving Day - 1793, Pennsylvania
By Thomas Mifflin - 12/12/1793
A proclamation for a day of Thanksgiving by Thomas Mifflin, governor of Pennsylvania, for December 12, 1793.
Proclamation - Thanksgiving Day - 1793, New Hampshire
By Josiah Bartlett - 10/05/1793
A Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, issued by Josiah Bartlett, Governor of New Hampshire, on October 5, 1793.
Proclamation - Fasting Humiliation and Prayer - 1793, Massachusetts
By John Hancock - 03/04/1793
A Proclamation for a Day of Fasting, Humiliation and Prayer issued by John Hancock, Governor of Massachusetts, on March 4, 1793.
Sermon - Election - 1792
By William Morison - 06/07/1792
An Election Sermon, preached by William Morison (1748-1818), at Dover, New Hampshire on June 7, 1792.
Sermon - Election - 1792
By Timothy Stone - 05/10/1792
An Election Day sermon preached in Lebanon on May 10, 1792 by Timothy Stone.
Proclamation - Thanksgiving Day - 1791, New Jersey
By William Paterson - 11/21/1791
A Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, issued by William Paterson, Governor of New Jersey, on November 21, 1791.
Proclamation - Thanksgiving Day - 1791, Massachusetts
By John Hancock - 10/05/1791
A Thanksgiving Day Proclamation issued by John Hancock, governor of Massachusetts on October 5, 1791.
Sermon - Election - 1791
By Chandler Robbins - 05/25/1791
An Election Sermon, preached by Chandler Robbins, on May 25, 1791.
Paying Off the Barbary Pirates
By U. S. Government - 03/03/1791
This is an act of Congress enabling the President to honor the treaty with Morocco, which forced the United States to pay tribute for safe passage and buy back American citizens who had been enslaved by the Barbary pirates.
A Defence of the Use of the Bible in Schools
By Benjamin Rush - 1791
Dr. Benjamin Rush wrote a letter in 1791, which was later printed in 1830. Only a portion of this is available online. Be sure to visit the WallBuilders Store to purchase this entire track in pamphlet form.
Sermon - Election - 1790
By Daniel Foster - 05/26/1790
An Election Sermon, preached by Daniel Foster, on May 26, 1790.
Election Sermon
By Daniel Foster - 05/26/1790
An Election Sermon preached before John Hancock and Samuel Adams.
Proclamation - Thanksgiving Day - 1789
By George Washington - 10/03/1789
A national Thanksgiving Proclamation issued by George Washington, President of the United States, on October 3, 1789.
Proclamation - Fasting Humiliation and Prayer - 1789, Connecticut
By Samuel Huntington - 03/28/1789
A Proclamation for a Day of Fasting, Humiliation and Prayer issued by Samuel Huntington, Governor of Connecticut, on March 28, 1789.
Proclamation - Thanksgiving Day - 1788, Connecticut
By Samuel Huntington - 10/03/1788
A Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, issued by Samuel Huntington, Governor of Connecticut, on October 3, 1788.
John Hancock - A Brief - 1788
By John Hancock - 06/20/1788
A brief issued by John Hancock as Governor of Massachusetts on June 20, 1788, requesting contributions to the Society for Propagating the Gospel among the Indians and others in North-America.
Sermon - Election - 1788
By David Parsons - 05/28/1788
An Election Sermon, preached by David Parsons, on May 28, 1788.
July 4th Prayer
By William Rogers - 07/04/1787
Read the prayer prayed before the Continental Congress at the Reformed Calvinist Church in Philadelphia.
Oration - July 4th - 1787, New York
By Robert R. Livingston - 07/04/1787
This is an oration delivered by Robert R. Livingston, on July 4th, 1787 in New York.
Franklin’s Appeal for Prayer at the Constitutional Convention
1787
An analysis of Benjamin Franklin's appeal to have the clergy offer prayer at the convention of 1787.
Proclamation - Thanksgiving Day - 1784, Massachusetts
By John Hancock - 11/25/1784
A Thanksgiving proclamation issued by John Hancock, governor of Massachusetts, for November 25, 1784.
Sermon - Thanksgiving - 1783 Massachusetts
By Joseph Willard - 12/11/1783
Joseph Willard delivered this Thanksgiving sermon on December 11, 1783 to a religious society in Boston.
Sermon - Election - 1783
By Henry Cumings - 05/28/1783
An Election Sermon, preached by Henry Cumings, on May 28, 1783.
Proclamation - Thanksgiving Day - 1782, Pennsylvania
By John Dickinson - 11/1782
A Proclamation for observing the Lord's Day and worshiping God issued by John Dickinson, president of Pennsylvania, on November 20, 1782.
Manumission - Christopher Johnson - 1782
By Christopher Johnson - 10/17/1782
This is a letter written by Christopher Johnson in 1782 freeing his slaves.
Proclamation - Thanksgiving Day - 1782
By John Hanson - 10/11/1782
A Proclamation for a Day of Thanksgiving issued by John Hanson, president of the Continental Congress, on October 11, 1782.
Aitken Bible
09/12/1782
Prior to the American Revolution, the only English Bibles in the colonies were imported either from Europe or England. Robert Aitken's Bible was the first known English-language Bible to be printed in America.
Proclamation - Thanksgiving Day - 1781
By Thomas McKean - 10/26/1781
A proclamation issued by Thomas McKean, while serving as President of Congress, on October 26, 1781.
Will of Richard Stockton
By Richard Stockton - 05/20/1780
A portion of the 1780 will of Declaration signer Richard Stockton from New Jersey.
Proclamation - Thanksgiving Day - 1779, Pennsylvania
By Joseph Reed - 12/1779
A Thanksgiving proclamation issued by Joseph Reed, president of Pennsylvania, for December 9, 1779.
Proclamation - Thanksgiving Day - 1778, New Hampshire
By Meshech Weare - 11/19/1778
A proclamation issued for New Hampshire on November 19, 1778, declaring December 10, 1778 a day of Thanksgiving. This is an interesting handwritten proclamation.
The Founders on Gambling
10/12/1778
A collection of quotes by the Founding Fathers on gambling.
Proclamation - America Seeks God in a Time of War - 1777
11/01/1777
During the Revolutionary War, the Continental Congress declared the first national day of Thanksgiving in America.
Proclamation - Thanksgiving Day - 1777
By Continental Congress - 11/01/1777
A national Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, issued by the Continental Congress, on November 1, 1777.
Proclamation - Fasting Humiliation and Prayer - 1777, Massachusetts Bay
08/12/1777
A Proclamation for a Day of Fasting, Humiliation and Prayer issued by Massachusetts-Bay Colony on August 12, 1777.
The Declaration of Independence
07/04/1776

Battle of Trenton
By George Washington - 1776
The Battles of Trenton and Princeton were definitive American victories that occurred early during the American Revolution. During both of these battles, God's protective hand is seen on General George Washington, who is credited with their success.
Sermon - Election - 1775
By William Gordon - 07/19/1775
An Election Sermon preached in Massachusetts by William Gordon on July 19, 1775.
Sermon - Liberty - Philadelphia, 1775
By Jacob Duche - 07/07/1775
"The Rev. Jacob Duche delivers a powerful and compelling presentation of the liberty Christ provides His people, and the clear application of that liberty to the civil arena."
"Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death"
By Patrick Henry - 03/23/1775
Patrick Henry's stirring speech with Scripture references added.
Manumission - Quaker - 1774
By J Townsend - 06/23/1774
This is a letter from a quaker inquiring into whether his former slave was still alive and if so if he could by her back in order to free her.
Sermon - Christian Love - 1773
By Charles Chauncy - 1773
A sermon preached by Charles Chauncy in August, 1773 on the subject of churches helping the poor.
Sermon - Great Fire in Boston - Boston, 1760
By Jonathan Mayhew - 03/20/1760
"The Rev. Jonathan Mayhew exhorts his congregation after the Great Fire in Boston, providing them with a Biblical perspective of disasters and encouraging them to cultivate a humble and repentant heart before God."
Washington Reading Prayers in His Camp
By George Washington - 1754
George Washington read prayers to the troops and the friendly Indians during the French and Indian War.
The Death of General Braddock
By George Washington - 1754
George Washington read the funeral prayers at the hasty burial of General Braddock during the French and Indian War.
Daniel Webster's Letter to the American Bible Society
By Daniel Webster

Lew Wallace
By Lew Wallace
A handwritten page of Lew Wallace's Ben-Hur.
Benjamin Rush Personal Bible Study
By Benjamin Rush
Signer of the Declaration Benjamin Rush categorized scriptures under various topics and made these handwritten notes for use in his personal study of the Bible.
The Constitution of the United States of America



Benjamin Franklin's letter to Thomas Paine
By Benjamin Franklin
This letter is Benjamin Franklin’s response to a manuscript Thomas Paine sent him advocating against the concept of a providential God.
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