John Hendrickson: James M. Beck’s description of Calvin Coolidge as an “old-fashioned” American was fitting because it reflected Coolidge’s political philosophy.
John Hendrickson: The Civic Education Initiative is a step in the right direction in reversing this great moral problem of civic ignorance among high school graduates.
Read what early American political/legal theorists James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Joseph Story, & John Marshall said about federalism.
In part II of Shane Vander Hart’s critique of Iowa’s new social studies standards, he expresses his concern about the potential for indoctrination.
John Jay in The Federalist #2: “The country and this people seem to have been made for each other, and it appears as if it was the design of Providence.”
Brian Myers and Shane Vander Hart discuss the CNN GOP Debate. Plus Anders Lewis, co-author of Advanced Civics for History Teachers, calls in.
Today Iowa Governor Terry Branstad became the longest serving governor in U.S. History having served 20 years, 11 months and three days.
Pioneer Institute Study: States should mandate passage of a U.S. history assessment with a strong focus on the founding documents as a H.S. grad requirement.
John Hendrickson: Alexander Hamilton is a forgotten conservative statesman, whose ideas can help us solve the great national problems that we face today.
A new Pioneer Institute study finds Common Core will further damage history instruction by including U.S. History in its English language arts standards.
Remember on Independence Day the heroes of American history, like Frederick Douglass, whose legacy represents the principles upon which America was founded.
I haven’t had time to write on the story that Thomas Kidd of World Magazine broke earlier this month about Thomas Nelson Publishers’ decision to pull David Barton’s new book The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You’ve Always Believed about Thomas Jefferson. Their decision came after several conservative Christian scholars criticized Barton’s work. Some examples: […]
Have a Happy 4th! I thought it would be appropriate to share the text of the document that started it all 233 years ago. The Declaration of Independence 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 […]