Category Archives: History

0358_President Donald Trump’s 2018 Columbus Day Proclamation_ Trump’s twitter feed link_White House links to News from the White House, Articles, Presidential Actions, and Briefings & Statements

Donna Jack
October 10, 2018

Christopher Columbus’ voyage to the Americas initiated Spain’s colonization on October 12, 1492.

You can find President Trump’s 2018 Columbus Day Proclamation through his Twitter feed [https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump] , by going directly to it through the Whitehouse.gov site:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/presidential-proclamation-columbus-day-2018/

From the Whitehouse.gov site, you can also access All News (469 posts to date) from the White House, Articles, Presidential Actions, and Briefings & Statements at: All News

From the All News location you can also link to:

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In 1492, Christopher Columbus and his mighty three-ship fleet, the Niña, Pinta, and Santa Maria, first spotted the Americas.  His historic achievement ushered in an Age of Discovery that expanded our knowledge of the world.  Columbus’s daring journey marked the beginning of centuries of transatlantic exploration that transformed the Western Hemisphere.  On Columbus Day, we commemorate the achievements of this skilled Italian explorer and recognize his courage, will power, and ambition — all values we cherish as Americans.

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0344_The text of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776_Paul Harvey The Signers of the Declaration Of Independence mp4_reading of the Declaration mp4_outline of the Declaration mp4

Donna Jack
July 10, 2018

We had a wonderful Fourth of July (Independence Day).  Our family is grateful for all the brave people who have put their lives and fortunes on the line so that we could have the independent nation of the United States of America.

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY 2018.

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Transcription of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776 — From the National Archives  — https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/declaration-transcript

Declaration of Independence: A Transcription

Note: The following text is a transcription of the Stone Engraving of the parchment Declaration of Independence (the document on display in the Rotunda at the National Archives Museum.) The spelling and punctuation reflects the original.


In Congress, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

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0306_ May 4, 2018 Tribute to Billy Graham 7-9 p.m. (ET) — 1918-2018 Billy Graham— An Extraordinary Journey_ Link to biography, Funeral for Billy Graham, and other info

Donna Jack
March 3, 2018/videos added March 4, 2018

Tomorrow, March 4, 2018
Watch Nationwide Broadcast Event
Sunday, March 4, 7-8 p.m. (ET) on FOX
Billy Graham:  An Extraordinary Journey.
An exclusive look at how God used one man
to share one message to millions.

Preview of the program:  … https://lp.billygraham.org/an-extraordinary-journey/?share=1&_ga=2.108950794.987026961.1520112255-1563510254.1519276812
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Yesterday, March 2, 2018, was Billy Graham’s funeral.

He touched the lives of countless people, including the households of both my husband and me when we were growing up.  Our parents, and we, listened to Billy Graham on the radio, and watched him on television, as he preached at many Crusades.

I was in high school when Billy Graham had a crusade in Denver.  That evening, to my surprise, I found myself walking down the many stairs, joining thousands of other people on the floor of the auditorium.  There I rededicated my heart and life to Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior.

Hundreds of millions of people in 185 countries, had their hearts touched and changed as Billy Graham preached the Word of God, and shared the love of Jesus, with grace, simplicity and truth.  We can’t know how many people’s lives have been changed by all those people who heard Billy Graham preaching, and then shared with others.  And people still hear his preaching at the Billy Graham website (www.billygraham.org).

The entire May 2, 2018 funeral of Billy Graham,
and links to other information.
https://memorial.billygraham.org/live-stream/
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 “Someday you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead.
DON’T BELIEVE A WORD OF IT.
I shall be more alive than I am now.
I will just have changed my address.
I will have gone into the presence of God”
—Billy Graham
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0304_Churchill: The Man Who Saved the Free World_ PragerU Video_February 26, 2018

Donna Jack
February 26, 2018

PragerU has published a video about Sir Winston Churchill.  He was the right man at the right moment in history.

https://www.prageru.com/videos/churchill-man-who-saved-free-world

Churchill: The Man Who Saved the Free World

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Feb 26, 2018

The West is free today thanks in large part to one man – Winston Churchill. Historian and bestselling author Andrew Roberts explains how Churchill saved the world from Nazi Germany.

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Transcript of this video, taken from the PragerU website
(https://www.prageru.com/videos/churchill-man-who-saved-free-world#transcript):

In May 1940, Adolf Hitler and his Nazi war machine were sweeping across the European continent.

The future of the free world hung in the balance.

An isolationist-leaning United States was an ocean away. There was one man who stood between Hitler’s seemingly invincible army and crushing defeat.

That one man was Winston Churchill.

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