American History

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2610, 2022

History Mystery Tour Press Release

What was your favorite subject in school? If it was history, you probably had a great teacher, one who didn't focus on memorizing dates but on bringing past people and events to life. Unfortunately, today's children are either learning America was nothing to brag about, or they aren't learning much at all. Many don't even know who won the Civil War. It is time to show young Americans how exciting and relevant history is. It is time to let them know God's fingerprints are all over our nation's past. It is time to inspire them with our ancestors' stories of [...]

2806, 2022

Monday is Independence Day! However OTD# June 28th… by Daniel Sheridan

However, it was #OTD, June 28th, 1776, a committee consisting of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert Livingston presented the Declaration of Independence to the Continental Congress. To best celebrate that day, we should try to put ourselves in our founder's shoes. What were they doing when they signed their names on that document? What could it have cost them? Would we have done the same? Think about these questions throughout the week. John Adams said, "Posterity! You will never know, how much it cost the present Generation, to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will [...]

2506, 2022

An Early Constitutional Crisis: An Act Concerning Aliens – by Daniel Sheridan

#OTD, June 25, 1798, An Act Concerning Aliens is by Daniel SheridanIt’s the 1790s. Trouble is brewing in France. Meanwhile, we were having trouble at home. Many American newspapers favored France, and the editors viciously attacked President Adams and Great Britain. In 1798, Congress tried to check these offenses by passing two laws:1. The Alien Law authorized the President to banish any foreigner he considered dangerous to the peace and safety of America. The law read in part: “Confers power on the President to order aliens to depart…Such as the President shall judge dangerous to the peace and safety of [...]

2405, 2022

Signers of Declaration – WTK Liberty Players & our History Mystery Guest!

 WE THE KIDS S2 E2-SIGNERS OF DECLARATION & WTK LIBERTY PLAYERS  WE THE KIDS - S2 E3--SIGNERS OF DECLARATION & WTK LIBERTY PLAYERS Mrs. Abigail Adams Biography Abigail Adams Biography (1744-1818)Mrs. Abigail (nee Smith) Adams was the daughter of Reverend William Smith, an “Old Light†Puritan Minister in Weymouth, Massachusetts and Mrs. Elizabeth (nee Quincy) Smith. Her mother taught Abigail and her siblings: Mary Smith Cranch, William Smith, and Elizabeth “Betsy†Smith Shaw-Peabody, how to read and write. Due to her father’s extensive library collection, Abigail enjoyed studying philosophy, law, politics, and history.Mrs. Adams was the first Second [...]

2005, 2022

America’s First Declaration of Independence: A Town Meeting Production by Daniel Sheridan

May 20, 1775, the first Colonial Declaration of Independence was written, or was it? Did you that over ninety “Declarations of Independence” were written by townships and counties throughout the colonies between April and July of 1776, three months before Jefferson’s hallowed parchment? America is the product of town meetings – a bottom-up movement. Here’s the story.

1905, 2022

WE THE KIDS Interview with President James Madison

We The Kids Radio Podcast Welcome President James Madison aka Kyle JenksProfessional Interpreter of Pres. James Madison Writer / Director / Producer / Promoter / Actor James and Dolley: Opposites Attract http://leagueofmostinterestinggentlem… IG: @madisonportrayer IG: @jenks_kyle Drums Along the Mohawk Outdoor Drama by Walter D. Edmonds (216) 509-7502 WE THE KIDS - S2E4-WTK LIBERTY PLAYERS- JAMES MADISON WE THE KIDS OUTTAKES WITH VIDEO   James Madison The 4th President of the United States Re-posted with permission from The White House and The White House Historical Association James Madison, America’s fourth President (1809-1817), made a major contribution to [...]

103, 2022

America’s First Constitution – By Daniel Sheridan

#OTD, March 1, 1781, the Continental Congress adopted America’s first Constitution – The Articles of Confederation. Our experiences under these articles were necessary, inspiring the creation of a “more perfect union” under our current Constitution. Here’s the story. Americans had enough of King George’s tyranny, so they declared their independence. However, tearing down an oppressive system is one thing but putting something better in its place is another. The Continental Congress gave the task to John Dickinson, and Congress edited his draft. Congress thought Dickinson’s product gave too much power to a central government, which they were in no mood [...]

3101, 2022


Ever dreamed of being a "Pirate"? Well you've come to the right place! Our group is dedicated to portraying 'Historically Accurate' Privateers from the Golden Age of Piracy!! Learn the difference between pirates and privateers. Hawk and Wolfraven set the stage to teach the true meaning of privateer's ship and their importance in American History in the 1700's - 1800's. Please notice the first ship drawing - our Cabin Boy, Wyatt drew his picture in 1 1/2 hrs before filming! WE THE KIDS, INC WE THE KIDS, INC 509(a)(2) Public Charity Education Foundation. Federal ID # 80-0941235 Kids Broadcasting [...]

3101, 2022

The Land of Lincoln and the Thirteenth Amendment – by Daniel W. Sheridan

 Listen Now! #OTD, January 31, 1865, Americans make amends as Congress passes the Thirteenth Amendment, consistently applying the words of the Declaration of Independence, that “all men are created equal.”  I was sharing with my daughter the story of the Thirteenth Amendment since my home state played a significant role in its passage. Illinois instructed its congressional delegation to vote for the Thirteenth Amendment, and President Abraham Lincoln signed it on February 1st. Then the amendment went to the States for ratification. The amendment reads, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party [...]


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