Truman’s Thankgiving Proclamation: “Liberty knows no race, creed, or class”

As every school child knows, the American tradition of Thanksgiving as a day of prayer…

Preserving the Common Ground of American Citizenship: Jefferson’s First Inaugural, Part 2

Jefferson’s First Inaugural succeeded in its work of reconciliation, as the responses to it from…

Preserving the Common Ground of American Citizenship: Jefferson’s First Inaugural

The story of the election of 1800 is often told, because for those who cherish…

Eisenhower and the Origins of the “Military-Industrial Complex”

Less than a week before he left office, President Eisenhower delivered his final speech to…

The League of Nations Begins, the United States Abstaining

One hundred years ago this month, forty-one nations became founding members of the League of…

Why Should We Teach Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address?

On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered "a few appropriate remarks" at the dedication…

Religion and Rhetoric in Times of War: The 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Religious Rhetoric at the Front Among other equipment for battle on D-Day, the invading troops…