We all know George Washington as President, but do you know the story of his early life as surveyor of the frontier?
Patrick Henry met with many failires in the early part of his life. See how he won reputation in the Parson's Cause!
Benjamin Franklin is one of the most interesting people in our history. From poor boy to inventor to helping to win our independence, you'll be inspired by this man's life.
Thomas Jefferson is known for writing the Declaration of Independence, but he accomplished so much more than that. Here is his story
Daniel Webster was a frail little boy who loved to memorize the Bible. He used to One day he saw a handkerchief at the store on which was printed the Constitution of the United States. He saved pennies to be able to purchase it and one day became it's greatest defender.
Henry was a poor boy who rose to a position of power and usefulness. He used his ability of persuasion to bring peace. He said, I'd rather be right than be President.
At the outbreak of the Civil War a young woman who was a clerk in the Patent Office, gave up her position and volunteered to nurse soldiers with out pay. Learn of her inspiring story and how the Red Cross was begun.
His story- how he almost died when a student at VMI, Operations Officer in World War I to becoming Brigadier general, Chief of Staff and not retiring till the end of World War II. The country was grateful to George C. Marshall.
He almost lost his leg and his life as a 13 yr. old boy. The doctor wanted to amputate his leg. He made the decision not to let the doctor do it. God preserved his life and he was made Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces of World War II who launched the invasion of HItler's Europe- the greatest single military action the world has ever known. Learn of...
Saved by his mother from an Indian attack, only to take part in much greater battles many years later- Douglas MacArthur. The world listened at General MacArthur spoke from the deck of the Missouri when Japan officially surrended at the end of World War II.
Private Young joined one of the toughest companies of history, a company of heroes. They were taking hits from a hidden machine gun. He was hit, but wounded continued to crawl along the ground, rifle in hand, grenades in his pocket. The enemy soldiers directed all their fire at him. He hoped it would givie his platoon the chance to escape....
Horatio Spafford wrote' It is Well with My Sou'l as his ship passed over the spot where his daughters' lives had been lost. This is his story.
George Washington Carver called his laboratory, "God's Little Workshop". He was a devout Christian. He discovered over 300 uses for the peanut which helped the farmers of the South to prosper. He taught a Bible class every Sunday afternoon. Listen to his incredible story!
This is the story of Gunnar Kaasan and his famous sled-dog, Balto who saved the lives of many people in Anchorage Alaska when dipthereia broke out.
FIfteen year old Kate Shelley demonstrated bravery by riding through a raging storm to warn the railroad that the bridge had gone out and by her brave deed many lives were saved.
Little did Booker T. Washington know that day, but his future hung in the balance. It all depended on how he swept that floor! Did he pass the test?
Queen Victoria had a couple of near death accidents. She concluded that God had spared her life for a special purposed. She came to the throne at a troubled time and purposed in her heart that she would be good. England prospered under her reign and when asked the secret of England's greatness, she attributed it to nothing but the Bible.
Matthew Maury is known as the Pathfinder of the Seas. While reading Psalm 8, he was struck by the words 'the paths of the sea'. He believed the Bible was specific and started investigating to find those paths in the sea. His studies revealed it to be true and thus was sea travel made much safer for sailors and ships .
The story of a young man known for his fierce temper and being a scrappy fighter and how he became a famous French general. He was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo and later wrote, "I can blame nobody but myself for my fall. I am my own greatest enemy."
Daniel Boone's life was full of adventure He had many close calls with Indians. The Indians captured his daughter and friend. He was held prisoner by Indians. He accomplished opening up the way for the present state of Kentucky to be settled.
Do you like to hear about seas and sailors? What do you know about the most famous naval hero of the War of Independence? What British ship did he first capture? What was the name of his ship? What reply is he famous for making when the British captain asked if his ship had struck? So many more interesting facts to this story.
How did we get our flag? Who gave the design for the Stars and Stripes? Did you know Washington actually visited Betsy Ross to ask her to make the flag? Do you know the meaning of the colors on the flag? Familiarize yourself with the story of "Old Glory".
It was the custom during the American Revolution for women, often wives of soldiers, to follow the armies into the field as laundry women. No account of the Battle of Monmouth is complete without this story of the brave Mary Ludwig who came to be know as Molly Pitcher.
Henry Clay who started out a poor man , became a lawyer. Find out how he entered politics and how he used his influence in the establishment of our new nation. Find out how he postponed the conflict over slavery for ten more years.
Discover the trials and ridicule Robert Fulton endured with his idea of making a steamboat. Hear the comical tale of people who thought the steamboat was some kind of monster and were terribly fearful of it at first sight. Learn how success was a result of perseverance.
His discovery cost him over 11 years of his life and for it, he suffered poverty, disgrace, and ridicule. Eventually though his invention was used in over 500 different ways and produced 8 million dollar's worth of goods every year
He was the great Admiral of the Civill War-a resolute soldier, brave seaman and a noble gentleman. He first entered the country's service as an 11 year old lad during the War of 1812.
He became a famous naval hero in our war with Tripoli. His name became a terror all along the Barbary coast. The work accomplished by Decatur caused the whole of Europe to respect the naval power of the United States.
Hear the story of the man who became famous for saying, "We have met the enemy and they are ours." The Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812 will always be a memorable date in American history.
The story of a retired merchant who became interested in marine telegraph. His venture began in failure but determination finally paid off!
You probably know that Teddy Roosevelt was president of the United States, but did you know about his exploits in organizing his band of Rough Riders and their bravery at the Battles of San Juan and La Quasina? He is known for thinking and caring only of his men and not himself.
The Philipines were the possession of Spain. During the Spanish American war, George Dewey was ordered to collect a fleet at Hong-Kong and hold it in readiness for action. He had not long to wait.
Mr. Edison made so many marvelous discoveries in electricity. The lesson of his life teaches that work, though laborious will end in success when you persevere.
What do you know about the life of Paul Revere? There's much more to the man's life than his famous ride. And how about that ride? Did you know if was on a freezing December night? Did you know Paul Revere was taken captive? Find out how that midnight ride made possible the Battle of Lexington.