In History

Airforce One-of-a-Kind

Air Force One is the call sign of any airplane transporting the President of the United States A Brief History  Air travel in America began in December of 1903 when the Wright brothers flew the first fixed-wing aircraft in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The first President to fly in an aircraft was [...]

2020-05-13T18:23:13-04:000 Comments

A Real Vision for America

The Carter Foundation President Jimmy Carter is known to be a deeply religious man and a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Celebrating his 94th birthday this year, he continues to focus on the social issues that have preoccupied his time since leaving public office in the early 1980’s. In 1982, he and his [...]

2020-05-13T18:22:25-04:000 Comments

Mount Rushmore

Creating the Massive Sculpture To create the likeness of the four presidents, Borglum first constructed a model on a 1/12th scale. By placing a calibrated “pointer” device above the rock, he could then drop a plumb-line down the cliff face and multiply by 12 to precisely measure where the rock should be carved. Granite [...]

2019-05-11T12:15:54-04:000 Comments

Innovative or Controversial?

Genetically Modifying Fruits and Vegetables DNA technology has enabled scientists to genetically modify crops to enhance beneficial qualities and to boost their ability to withstand pests and inclement weather. The skeptics are concerned about corporations focused more on their bottom line than on the health of consumers, but others are cautiously optimistic about [...]

2020-05-17T15:08:03-04:000 Comments

Reviving the Past

The Hebrew Language The Torah tells the stories of the Hebrew people, the prophets and their descendants that received God’s laws and traveled to the “promised land” of modern-day Israel. The Torah was written in the Hebrew language, and Hebrew was spoken by the Israelites for centuries, eventually being replaced by Aramaic when [...]

2020-05-18T09:18:59-04:000 Comments

Mother Nature at her Deadliest

Take Cover! Storm systems are formed when warm air rises and clashes with cold air, resulting in precipitation and heavy winds. Hurricanes and Tornadoes are made of the same elements of air and water as regular thunderstorms, but they have the potential to grow in size and build up a rotational velocity that [...]

2020-05-17T15:04:10-04:000 Comments

Story of a Flawed King

David vs Goliath Around 1,000 BCE, the Israelites were at war with the Philistines, and the armies were encamped in a valley northwest of Jerusalem. One day, a young shepherd boy, David, was bringing food to his brothers serving in King Saul’s army when he heard of the giant, Goliath, boasting to the [...]

2019-05-11T09:55:42-04:000 Comments
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