(The American Catholic will observe its tenth anniversary in October. We will be reposting some classic TAC posts of the past. This post is from October 13, 2010. The above video is a new addition to the post.) My
Now, my countrymen if you have been taught doctrines conflicting with the great landmarks of the Declaration of Independence; if you have listened to suggestions which would take away from its grandeur, and mutilate the fair symmetry of its proportions;
Why do we observe Independence Day on the Fourth of July each year? Is it merely a historical commemoration, or is it because the lightning words of the Declaration of Independence still have meaning and relevance today? This is not
The rendition at the bottom of this post is by Marian Anderson, perhaps the most gifted songstress of her generation. A devout Christian, this granddaughter of slaves was denied the opportunity by the Daughters of the American Revolution to sing
A biography of Robert Todd Lincoln a few years ago is entitled Giant in the Shadows, and that is an accurate description of him. One of the foremost attorneys of his day, a noted philanthropist, Secretary of War
My bride obtained her master’s degree in library science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Judging from a recent event, I guess they don’t teach history, at least American history, there anymore: The University of Wisconsin-Madison certainly shows
I have never liked Presidents’ Day. Why celebrate all presidents when only a select few of them, like Washington and Lincoln, deserve to be celebrated? Officially the date is still the commemoration of George Washington’s birthday, which actually won’t occur until February 22.
Hands down the most moving inaugural address in American history is the second inaugural address given by President Lincoln, little over a month before his death. It is short, to the point and powerful. It is also the most important theological