ESSAYS ON OUR REAL AMERICAN HISTORY

                                   
By Don LaRose
  
                                      Copyright (c) 2007 - All Rights Reserved

         
If you read an American history book written before 1930, and compare it to an American history book written in the past 25 years, you would hardly recognize the two as being the history of the same country.  Revisionists have systematically changed the history of our country as a springboard to changing our society.  They have deleted many of the events of our history, changed the emphasis of others, robbed many of the important figures in our history of their voices, and actually deleted the very purpose and impetus that propelled the United States of America into greatness.  We want to bring back the truth about our past in these 14 essays.

ESSAY #1 - The Real Story About Columbus

Columbus was a prolific writer.  He kept a diary and also wrote a number of volumes between his voyages.  Dr. Kay Brigham has translated Columbus' writings into English.  Columbus' reasons for thinking the world was round; his reasons for taking the voyages; what happened on the way and what happened on the islands he discovered are all at odds with today's history books.

ESSAY #2 - The Real Story of the Jamestown Settlement

Who were the Jamestown settlers?  Who was Pocahontas, and who did she marry?  How did her contribution fit in with the real purpose of the Jamestown settlers?  The truth of all of the above is at odds with our modern history books.

ESSAY #3 - The Story of the Pilgrims as it Used to Appear in Our History 
                   Books

Why did the Pilgrims come to North America?  Your answer is probably wrong unless you are over 80 years of age.  Why did the Pilgrims celebrate that first Thanksgiving with the Indians?  Read any modern day history book, and you will read a distortion - no, it's more than that.  You will be reading a lie!

ESSAY #4 - The French and Indian Wars
                   Subtitles: "A Story Lost to Modern Day History Books"

2,300 British troops under General Edward Braddock, and 100 members of the Virginia Malitia led by George Washington were ambushed by the French and Indians at Fort Duquesne (now known as Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania).  All 86 British officers were killed.  George Washington was the only officer unscathed.  But he reported to having four bullet holes in his coat and bullet fragments in his hair.  Read the "miracle" that kept him alive.

ESSAY #5 - The American Revolution

The Revolution began in the pulpits of America's churches.  The preachers proclaimed that God was King, and that the King of England was to be obeyed only so long as he did not require his subjects to violate God's holy commands.  Then they outlined the 27 mandates of the King that were in violation of God's Law.  You've probably only heard one of them - number 17: "Taxation without representation."  Did you know that George Washington was ready to surrender during that long winter at Valley Forge.  He would have done so except for a visit by an angel during one of his regular prayer times.

ESSAY #6 - The Birth of the Constitution of the United States of America

Did you know that the Constitution was born in prayer.  There were prayer meetings at the beginning of each day.  However, when it came down to establishing the type of government, there was no agreement.  Benjamin Franklin called the Convention to prayer that lasted three days.  At the conclusion, the totally new concept of a government with three separate but equal branches was proposed.  The concept came from the Old Testament Jewish prophets of Isaiah and Jeremiah.

ESSAY #7 - The Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights was demanded by the individual former colonies who wanted protection from the federal government.  They wanted to make sure that the federal government would never be able to exercise control over the separate states.  The religion portion of the First Amendment was demanded by the Baptists as assurance that Congress would never be allowed to set up a nationally sponsored church.  However, they also wanted protection which would prohibit the federal government from ever interfering in any public exercise of religion.  The U.S. Supreme Court, in the last 60 years, has turned the entire Bill of Rights, and several of its amendmets, totally around to mean the exact opposite of what the Founding Fathers intended.

ESSAY #8 - The Role of the Church in the Founding of America

Did you know that Paul Revere was not the only one waiting for the signal to warn that "the British are coming?"  Do you know that he rode to only one home in Lexington to announce the news - the home of the pastor?  Do you know that it was that pastor leading 150 of his own church members who met the Bitish in that battle known as "the shot heard 'round the world?"  Have you ever heard of "The Black Regiment?"  That was the name given by the Brisith to pastors, dressed in their black robes who led their congregations into battle.  Did you know that 24 of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence were pastors, or that 44 of the representatives sent to the Constitutional Convention were pastors?

ESSAY #9 - George Washington

Did you now that George Washington spent an hour every evening in prayer and Bible study before going to bed, and that he rose at 4:00 in the morning for another hour of prayer and Bible study?  Did you know that he seldom missed Sunday morning and evening services at his Episcopal Church, and when he had to, he read a sermon from his library to Martha?  Did you know that every Sunday night when Congress was in session, he met, after church, with the Speaker of the House for prayer over the coming weeks congressional agenda?

ESSAY #10 - The Greatest Depression and the Greatest Revival

Seventy-five years after the founding of the new nation, the United States had already become the most wealthy nation on the face of the earth.  In the process her dependence on God began to wane.  Church attendance was down to about 20%.  Suddenly a depression hit the country.  In New York City alone half of the workers lost their jobs within one month.  The nation was called to prayer.  Daily noontime outdoor prayer meetings in New York City attracted 25,000 to 40,000 people each weekday.  The great revival preacher, an agnostic who had come to faith in Christ through studying Blackstone's Commentary on Law, while studying to be a lawyer, became the preacher that led the nation back to God.  That depression was both the deepest and the shortest depression our nation has ever experienced.

ESSAY #11 - Abraham Lincoln

Although Lincoln considered himsef a "skeptic" with regard to the Bible, he had memorized entire chapters, and tried very hard to live his life by biblical precepts.  It wasn't until just before giving the Gettysburg Address that he received Jesus Christ as his personal Savior.  The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC has a hand penned letter from Lincoln requesting to make a public profession of faith on Easter Sunday morning; which never happened because of his assissination.  Lincoln went to Ford's Theatre that fateful night, but was uninterested with the play.  At the time the shot that took his life rang out, you will be surprised at the discussion he was having with his wife.  You certainly will not find it in any modern day history book!

ESSAY #12 - James Garfield

Garfield was a minister, although you will not read that in any of today's history books.  Garfield, who felt called of God to become a pracher of the Gospel, also announced that he felt God's call on him to go into politics.  Today that might seem quite strange, but back then it was normal.  During the first 125 years or so of our country, politics was considered service for God just as much as being a pastor or a missionary.  The public required candidates for public office to state their call from God.  Garfield took office in 1881 and served just six months and fifteen days before being gunned down by an assassin.

ESSAY #13 - Who Has Hijacked the United States Government?

How did we go from "a Christian nation" (so identified in more than 300 Supreme Court decisions prior to 1940) to the latest Supreme Court ruling which says any Christian activity which offends someone is unconstitutional?  How did we go from three equal but separate branches of government to the present form in which the Supreme Court can overrule the other two branches?  Remember, the first time they declared a law of Congress to be unconstitutional, Congress started impeachment procedings against the Justices of the majority.  The first time the Supreme Court ruled against the President, President Madison just simply ignored them.  And how did the Supreme Court take control over the individual states in 1940 in violation of the Constitution which it is sworn to uphold?

PLUS - 46 Individual Vignettes from our country's founding fathers and 
            founding documents

These are quotes from many of America's founding fathers, including: Noah Webster, John Locke, Thomas McKean, Patrick Henry, Robert Winthrop, Benjamin Rush, George Washington, James Wilson, James McHenry and many more.

      ESSAYS ON OUR REAL AMERICAN HISTORY

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