How to Teach Patriotism to America’s Teachers and Students

Teachers who love our country are deeply saddened by our fellow educators’ unwillingness to recognize America’s greatness, its promise, and its hope for our generation and posterity. The common principles that unite us—such as a love of liberty and private property—are being destroyed in the name of social equality. How can we teach our educators [...]

2019-02-28T04:01:00+00:00American Minute|

From Sea to Shining Sea: Acknowledging God in All Fifty State Constitutions

Almost chosen as the National Anthem in 1926, “America the Beautiful” was written by Katherine Lee Bates, born August 12, 1859. Daughter of a Congregational minister, Katherine Lee Bates taught high school, then English literature at Wellesley College. She hosted gatherings at her home for students and literary guests, including Robert Frost, Carl Sandburg and William [...]

2019-02-28T03:51:11+00:00American Minute|

Founding Father James Wilson

He was one of six founding fathers to sign both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. President Washington appointed him to be a Justice on the Supreme Court. His name was James Wilson. Born in Scotland, James Wilson was one of the first to argue against British dominance. In 1774, James Wilson wrote Considerations on [...]

2019-02-28T03:42:03+00:00American Minute|

Sam Adams: “When they lose their virtue…”

Sam Adams: “[When] they lose their virtue, they will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.” Crying “No taxation without representation,” he instigated the Stamp Act Riots in 1765. In 1770, after the Boston Massacre, where British soldiers fired into a crowd, killing 5 and wounding 6, he spread revolutionary sentiment with [...]

2019-02-28T02:21:51+00:00American Minute|