by J.D. Dickey
Surprisingly, however, during America’s first major evangelical revival — the Great Awakening of the 1730s and ’40s — one of its most important figures had little use for religious conservatism. In fact, he wasn’t a preacher at all, but the reform-minded, freethinking Philadelphia printer Benjamin Franklin.
by Harlow Giles Unger
“This Magistrate is not the king! The people are the king!”
by Geoffrey Sill
Trump’s unsupported allegations that immigrants are “animals, not people” may find a popular reception among many Americans because the association between immigrants, criminality, and reptility goes back to a period well before the founding of the nation.
SOURCE: Washington Post
by Joyce Chaplin
Benjamin Franklin understood that the two go hand-in-hand.
SOURCE: The Daily Beast
As leak accusations rock the White House, Anthony Scaramucci and Donald Trump should know that American politics' first major leak came at a formative moment—by a founding father.
SOURCE: dna India
"He was a politician, he was a political scientist, he was a social worker, he was a diplomat. And he came from an ordinary family. He could not even complete his education. But till today, his thoughts have an impact on American life."
by Thomas A. Foster
Ben Franklin had a lot of sex.
by Walter G. Moss
In the United States today few of us value wisdom. This was not always the case.
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