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Time Period    What Happened
Beginning of Time          

          Genesis 1:1" In the beginning God... - The word pre-historic has no meaning since time began with God". This would be the same time that the dinosaurs roamed the earth alongside with Adam, and those that lived before the flood. read our tracts "How old is our Universe" "The Gap Theory" "Were the Days of Creation 24 hours"

 

4175

          Time of Creation. Note: The basis of the work of Bishop Ussher were correct with his date of 4004. Since his time certain dates of events have been modified ( dates that were unknown in his time ) since his day. Read our tract "Dinosaurs and the Bible"

3488           Birth of Methuselah.(His name means: When he dies, it shall come forth) the countdown for the flood had begun.
3119           Birth of Noah.
2639           God announces to Noah his plans to destroy the earth with the flood.
2519           Time of the Great Flood.          For more more info The Flood of Noah
2418           Birth of Peleg ( name meaning division ) during this time the division of the tower of Babel took place.
2300-2200          

         Time of the building of the Great Pyramids and the Great Sphinx of Egypt - The name of Egypt comes from the same name as Mizriam which was the son of Ham, who migrated to that area. this was also the same time period of Job, who lived in the land of Uz.  Read the Technology

 

. of Ancient Man

 

2205-1767           Hsia Dynasty first known dynasty according to Chinese legend.
2167           Birth of Abraham.
2066          

          Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah - These cities have been located on the southern end of the Dead Sea. Their Destruction caused the high level of salt concentration which we have today.

 

2017           Death of Shem, who was the last recorded of those that lived before the flood.
2000           Earliest of Chinese writing known as ideograms. Read The Influence of the Bible
1990-1786           Time of the 12th  dynasty of Egypt.
1916           Birth Of Joseph.
1886-1879           Time of seven years of Plenty - This would be during the reign of Sesotris III. who ruled all of Egypt thru the help of Joseph. Genesis 45:8
1879-1872           Time of the seven years of Famine. during this time Jacob and his sons came to Egypt.
1786-1570           13-17th dynasties of Egypt. (The Hyksos Domination)
1766           The Shang Dynasty -First documented Chinese dynasty.
1650           Minoan civilization found on the island of Crete.
1570-1320          Time of the 18th Dynasty of Egypt.
1527          Birth of Moses - It was  Queen Hatshepsut who was the daughter of Pharaoh, that drew Moses out of the Nile.
1487          Exile of Moses in Egypt.
1450-1447         

         Reign of Amenhotep II the  Pharaoh of the Exodus - After this Pharaoh the next three pharaohs considered the worship of one god compared to many gods. Many scholars believe this is because of the God of the Hebrews humbling the many gods of Egypt. After the death of Amenhotep II, Thutmosis IV ruled Egypt. His stela stands in between the paws of the great Sphinx.

 

1447         Time of the Exodus. For further information read The Exodus Story
1446-1406         The Children of Israel in the wilderness.
1406-1399        

        Time of the Conquest of Canaan by Joshua - During this time period Joshua prays for the son and moon to stand still. so that they can defeat their enemies. Proof of this miracle is found in many historical records of an extended day or night depending on their location on the earth. Thus, showing evidence consistent to the biblical record.

 

1361-1352         Time of the reign of King Tutankhamen. ( King Tut )
1358-1000         Time of the Judges of Israel.
1320-1200         Time of the 19th Dynasty of Egypt.
1279-1212         Time of the reign of Raameses II. Mistaken to be the Pharaoh of the Oppression by liberal scholars who did not believe in a literal translation of the Old Testament.
1224-1216          

          Reign of Pharaoh Merneptah - The 13th son of Raameses II. during his reign a stone record detailing a campaign in which Israel is listed as a nation. this is the earliest known record of the name of Israel in Egyptian records.

 

1221-1201         Time of Israel being enslaved by king Jabin of Canaan. Eventually Israel would be delivered by God through Deborah Israel's only female judge.
1122-221         The Chinese Chou dynasty.
1086         Time of the judge Samson. even after his death many legends have been formed, such as the Greek legend Hercules.
1051-1011         Time of the rule of King Saul of Israel.
1011-971         Time of the rule of King David of Israel.      
1000         Mayan civilization begins in South America.
971-931         Time of the rule King Solomon.
931         Time of the Division of Israel into two nations.
926         Raiding of the temple in Jerusalem by Shishak I, King of Egypt
858-824         Time of the reign of King Shalemaneser III. during his reign a black obelisk that bears the only known image of an Israelite king.
765         Nineveh hit by a plague.
763         Time of Solar eclipse which was recorded in Nineveh and Jerusalem on June 15.
759         Nineveh struck with another plague.
755-731         Time period in which Jonah preached at Nineveh which caused a major revival. Possibly the two plagues and solar eclipse prepared the people for Jonahs message of judgment.
702-701         The Besiegement of Jerusalem under King Hezekiah. During this time Jerusalem was delivered when an angel of the lord destroyed Sennacherib's army of 185,000 men, during one night.
612         Fall of Nineveh.
605-562        Reign of Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon.
600        Hanging gardens of Babylon ( Second wonder of the ancient world ). Rome conquered by the Etruscans.
588        Siege of Jerusalem by King Nebuchadnezzar.
586        Israel's 70 year Babylonian Captivity begins.
560-480        Time of Buddha of India
559-530        Reign of Syrus.
556-539        Reign of Nabonidus.
551-479        Time of Confucius of China.
516        Completion of Zerubbabel's temple in Jerusalem.
510        Rome declared a republic.
479        Esther becomes queen of Persia.
475        Statue of Zeus. Third wonder of the ancient world.
470-399        Time of Socrates.
460-377        Time of Hippocrates.
447-438        The construction of the Parthenon.
430        Temple of Artemis. Fourth wonder of the ancient world.
427-347        Time of Plato.
399        Death of Socrates by poisoning.
384-322        Time of Aristotle.
356-323        Life of Alexander the Great.
353        Tomb of Maussollos. Fifth wonder of the ancient world.
336        Alexander becomes king of Macedonia.
290        Library of Alexandria established.
280        The Colossus of Rhodes. Known as the sixth wonder of the ancient world.
270        The lighthouse of Pharos in Alexandria, Egypt. Known as the seventh wonder of the ancient world.
224        Great earthquake of Rhodes.
221-206        Time of the building of the great wall of china.
196        The writing of the Rosetta Stone.
168        Beginning of the Maccabean revolt.
166        The origin of Hanukkah.
73-71        Spartacus revolt.
69-30        Reign of Cleopatra VII.
49-44        Reign of Julius Caesar.
44        Assassination of Julius Caesar.
43        Death of Antipater, died as a result of being poisoned by a rival. Antipater was the father of Herod the Great.
37-4        Reign of Herod the Great, king of Judah
7        Birth of Christ. This is due to an error in the Ancient calendar. This was also confirmed by the date of the roman census based on documents found in the roman archives.
4

 

       Massacre of infant boys 2 and under by Herod in Bethlehem and surrounding villages. Later that year, Herod the Great dies.

26-36

          Time of reign of Pontius Pilate, Governor of Judea.

33

          Jesus is crucified in Jerusalem, then on the 3rd day rises from the dead, and is seen by over 500 eyewitnesses.

34

          Stephen is stoned outside of Jerusalem, Saul of tarsus witnessed it.

35-107

          The Time of Ignatius.

45

          James the son of Zebedee is killed by Herod Agrippa in Jerusalem.

45-95           New Testament written.
48-62           Ministry of Paul.
54           Phillip is stoned in Heirapolis, Phrygia.
54-68           The Reign of Emperor Nero. This was the first of ten major persecutions periods for the early church.
63           James the lesser, stoned and clubbed to death in Jerusalem.
64           Barnabus is burned at Salamanca on Cypress. That same year Mark dies by being dragged to be burning in Alexandria, Egypt.
66           Time of the Magdalen Papyrus, oldest new testament manuscript containing part of Matt. 26.
69-70           Romans Destroy Jerusalem under the command of General Titus.
69-155           The time of Polycarp, who was a disciple of the apostle John and also a friend of Ignatius. Polycarp had access to the original manuscripts of the New Testament.
79           The city of Pompeii was destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.
81-96           The time of Emperor Domitian. who banished the apostle John to the isle of Patmos. This was the second major wave of persecutions against the early church.
92-94           The apostle John writes the book of Revelation while exiled on the island of Patmos.
98-117           Time of Emperor Trajan-According to the Pliny the second, who saw of Christians being put to death. this was the third major wave of persecution against the early church. During this time Ignatius was martyred.
100           John, the last of the original 12 disciples to dies in Ephesus. after being released from his exile in Patmos, John spent his closing days, in the collecting and forming of those writings we call the New Testament.
 120           The birth of the Waldensian church.
120-202           Time of Irenaeus, who was a pupil of Polycarp, fought against heresies of his day.
138-161           Time of Antoninus Puis, This was the fourth major wave of persecution against the early church. During this time Polycarp of Smyrna was martyred.
150-215            Time of Clement of Alexandria.
160-220           Time of Quintus Tertullian.
161-180           Time of Marcus Aurelius.
185-254          

          Time of Origen - Appointed as head of the catechetical school of Alexandria, Egypt. through his teachings he was known as a Gnostic who took platonic philosophy and blended it with the Bible. Origen was the first to teach the theory of purgatory, Hell was non-existent and all non-baptized infants could not go to heaven. It was Origen who mightily influenced Jerome, The editor of the Latin Vulgate.

 

193-211           Time of Emperor Septimius Severus - This is the fifth major wave of persecution against the early church.
200-258          

          Time of Cyprian- First recorded church father after the apostles to quote the Trinitarian verse I John 5:7 For there or three that bear record in heaven. The Father, The Word And The Holy Ghost and these three are one.

 

208           Quintus Tertullian in his defense against heretics reminded them of the original autographs of the New Testament that were still in in existence.
220-270           Time of the Sabellianism which taught Jesus, the Father and the Holy Ghost were identical. This teaching did not last long and was quickly destroyed.
235-238          

          Time of Emperor Maximimus Thrax - This was the sixth major wave of persecution against the early church. during this time everything was done to exterminate all Christians. Many as Fifty were killed and buried together, because of the multitudes that were slaughtered.

 

249-251           Time of Emperor Decius - This was the seventh major wave of persecution against the early church.
250          

          Certificates of Death - During this time certificates of sacrifice were demanded of all Christians. punishment included exile with confiscation of goods, Torture and imprisonment were used to induce repentance. Death was seldom inflicted, persecution was worldwide and many church leaders perished. many of the errors that crept into the church during this time arose from placing human reasoning above the authority of scripture.

 

250-336           Time of Arius of Alexandria who taught the doctrine of Arianism which taught that Jesus was not God in the flesh.
253-260           Time Of Emperor Valerian-This was the eighth major wave of persecution against the early church.
260-340           Time of Eusebius of Caesarea, who was the first historian of the Christian church.
287-305          

          Reign of Emperor Diocletian - During his reign came great persecution upon the church. Diocletian said about the persecution "If these bibles are not destroyed, they might become buried seed that would spring forth to influence others"

312-331          

          Constantine becomes emperor of Rome - He gave complete freedom to the Christians by the Edict of Milan. During his reign, he instructs infant baptism. He also ordered and financed a rival Greek Bible that had been exploited by the forces of Heresy and apostasy that came from Alexandria, Egypt. It is believed that Codex Siniaticus and Vaticanus were two of the 50 Bibles that were ordered.

 

312-1453           Time of the Byzantine period.
313           Edict of Toleration (Milan) Constantine granted freedom to all religions in the empire.
325         

          Council of Nicea - The first of many church councils was convened to deal with a heresy called Arianism. This doctrine, originated by Arius of Alexandria, Egypt. that taught that that Jesus Christ was not divine but a created being.

330           Prayers for the dead and the sign of the cross were instituted.
347-407          

          Time of Chrysostom of Antioch - Served as archbishop of Constantinople.  Known for his preaching of sin in high places as well as low.  Was banished by Empress Eudoxia.  Was nick-named Golden Mouth.  This church father was relied on more than any other by the translators of the King James version. 

 

350 - 450           Time of active use of Codex B (Vaticanus)
354-430          

          Time of Augustine - The bishop of Hippo, Africa, for 35 years.  Was considered the greatest of the church fathers in the West.  He helped form Christian theology and started the first monastery in North Africa.

 

363           Council of Laodicea - This council upheld the 39 books of the Old Testament as the word of God.  The book of Jonah was almost considered a fable. 
373-463           Life of Patrick. 
381           Council of Constantinople - This council endorsed the Nicene Creed and added the Holy Spirit as deity forming the trinity.
395           Rome is divided into two parts, Eastern and Western.
397          

           Council of Carthage - This council considered the 27 books of the New Testament as the final completion of the Holy Scriptures.  Among the books that rejected were: the Gospel of Thomas and Phillip, the Epistle of Barnabas, and the Acts of John.  Note:  These books as well as others originated from Alexandria.

 

410          

           Barbarians attack Rome - First time an invader had entered Rome in 800 years.  Many people blame Christians for the attack.  Augustine responded to their charges in his theological masterpiece "The City of God".

 

425           The date of Codex Alexandrinus. 
431          

          Council of Ephesus - Endorsed the worship of Mary and the use of the title "Mother of God".  The council condemned the following:  No such thing as original sin, man can save himself, Christ is our example-not our savior.

 

445           

         Western Roman Emperor Valentinian III - Officially recognized Pope Leo I as ruler over the church.  Also referred to as Leo the Great.  It was Leo who urged that those who disagree with the Roman church on matters of Christian beliefs should be put to death.  Leo was officially recognized as the first pope.

 

451           Council of Chalcedon - This council declared that Christ is both man and God. 
476-1453           Dark Ages
527           St. Catherine's Monastery is established by Constantine's mother. 
570-632           Life of Mohammed. 
590-604           Reign of Pope Gregory the Great - Popes today even use the title of "Pontifex Maximus", a title once used by Roman emperors.
600           Latin used exclusively in worship.
610          

         Mohammed declares himself a prophet of Allah - Which gave birth to the Islam religion.   Mohammed rejected Jesus as the Son of God and reduces him to one of the prophets of Allah. 

 

644           Romanism becomes the official religion in England.
709            Kissing of the popes feet was instituted - A custom that originated with the pagans who kissed the emperors feet.
742-814           Life of Charlemagne.
787           Second council of Nicea - This council declared that images could be set up and given honor but not worship,  since worship belongs to God alone. Image breaking was condemned.
844-899           Time of Alfred the Great.  The first great king of England. He helped in many ways to make England a nation- state. 
904-911           Time of Pope Sergius III - Had a mistress and lived in a palace which he turned into a den of robbers.  His reign was known as the "Rule of the Harlot". 
955-964           Time of Pope John XII - He used his palace as a place of prostitution.  He was killed in the act of adultery by a jealous husband.  Britannica says, "he conduct was scandalous and his politics unsuccessful."
1009           Fabrication of holy water instituted. 
1016           Canute the Dane became king of England.  He ruled England, Denmark and Norway.
1032-1045          

          Time of Pope Benedict the IX - Became pope at the age of 12 thru money and politics.  He surpassed John XII in evil deeds and his crimes included the robbing of graves.  He sold the office of Pope for 1,000 pounds of silver.  When  he was paid, he refused to surrender it.

 

1066           William the conqueror becomes King of England. 
1070           Marriage of priests forbidden. 
1090           Rosary beads invented.
1095           Pope Urban II started the Crusades and even presented crusading as a way of insuring one's salvation.         
1096-1099           Time of the first Crusade - By July 15, 1099, the Crusaders take Jerusalem.
1147-1149           Time of the second Crusade - The French and German armies were destroyed before they reached the Holy Land. 
1150-1220           Time of Peter Waldo.
1154-1189           Reign of Henry II, King of England. 
1167          

          The earliest recording of the Albigenses - They lived in Albi, France, who protested against the Roman church.  Their protests were silenced by fierce persecution sponsored by Pope Innocence III in 1208.

 

1189-1192          

         Time of the third Crusade - The English king, Richard the Lionhearted, joined his French and German counterparts to lead what is remembered as the Crusade of Kings.  Very little was accomplished and many people became disillusioned with the whole idea of crusades.

 

1189-1199          

        Reign of Richard I, the Lionhearted king of England - Richard was known for his love of crusades to the Holy Land.  Some of the infamous legends of Robin Hood are set during this time period. 

 

1190           Sale of indulgences instituted - This was the remission of temporal punishment due for sins after penance had removed guilt.
1199-1216           Reign of King John of England. 
1202-1204           Time of the fourth Crusade - This crusade never reached the Holy Land, but instead attacked and robbed the city of Constantinople. 
1212          

          Time of the Children's Crusade - Several thousand French and German children marched toward the Mediterranean Sea expecting God to open the sea as he did for Moses.  Many never made it beyond the Swiss Alps.   Those who managed to make it to the sea were tricked by sailors and became slaves.  By 1291, the crusades were over.

 

1215          

          Signing of the Magna Carta - Early morning on the 15th of June, a group of English noblemen and clergy met King John on the meadow of Runnymede near London.  They forced him to sign the Magna Carta which became one of the most important documents in the history of the world. 

 

1215           Sacrifice of mass officially recognized.
1218           Time of the fifth Crusade. 
1228           Time of the sixth Crusade.
1229           Council of Toulouse - This council forbade laymen to own bibles. 
1231          

          Roman church begins the Inquisition - Since the teaching of the church were considered absolutely true and necessary for salvation any deviation from them was regarded as dangerous, possibly even fatal to the individuals eternal salvation.  This institution sought out heresy rather than waiting for it to emerge.  By 1908 this institution was responsible for the murder of 68 million Jews and Christians. 

 

1248           Time of the seventh Crusade. 
1270           Time of the eighth Crusade.
1294-1303           Time of Pope Boniface III who proclaimed "therefore we declare, state, define and pronounce that for every creature to be subject to the Roman pope is altogether necessary for salvation."
1330-1384           Time of John Wycliffe.  Known as the Morning Star of the Reformation.  He wrote the first translation of the  Bible into English.
1334-1351           Black Death in Europe. 
1337-1453           Time of the Hundred Years War.
1347           Time of the Black Death.
1369-1415           Life of John Hus. 
1382           Wycliffe's translation of the scriptures was complete and was based on the Latin Vulgate.
1401           The Roman church punished by death anyone found preaching John Wycliffe's ideas. 
1412-1431           Life of Joan of Arc.
1415           Time of the Council of Constance.  This council ordered that John Wycliffe's books were to be burned and that his remains be dug up and burned. 

          John Hus burned at the stake.

1428           The Order of the Council of Constance was carried out. 
1438            Purgatory was proclaimed. 
1450           Johann Gutenberg invents the printing press.  The Bible was the first book printed.
1451- 1512           Life of Amerigo Vespucci - The Explorer in which America was named
1453           The city of Constantinople falls to the Ottoman Turks. 
1466-1536           Time of Desiderius Erasmus.
1477-1535           Time of Thomas Moore.
1483-1546           Time of Martin Luther.
1484-1536           Time of William Tyndale.
1492           Christopher Columbus discovers America. 
1496          Birth of Menno Simons, leader of the Mennonites.     
1497-1560           Time of Philipp Melanchthon.
1500-1789           Time of persecution of the Huguenots (French protestants) in France.
1509           John Calvin is born.
1510           During a visit in Rome, Martin Luther was appalled by the corruption and perversion that he saw in the Papal Court. 
1513           A Turkish admiral by the name of Piri Reis prepared on parchment a large illuminated map of the world which would be lost until 1929.

          Ponce De Leon discovers Florida (Spanish for Flowers)

          Vasco De Balboa crosses the Isthmus of Panama and discovers the Pacific Ocean

1514           John Knox was born.
1517           October 31, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg church.
1519 - 1521           Hernando Cortes conquered The Aztecs of Mexico
1519 - 1522           Ferdinand Magellan sails around the world - Leaving with five ships, only one returned. Magellan was killed in route, only 18 men returned. The voyage proved once and for all the world is round. Isaiah 40:22
1520           Chocolate was imported to Europe from the Aztecs.
1521           Martin Luther is called before an Imperial Diet at Worms, Germany, to recant his teachings.
1522           The third edition of Erasmus Greek text which becomes the foundation for the Textus Receptus.
1525           William Tyndale's New Testament is published.
1533           Francisco Pizarro conquered the Inca Indians of Peru
1536           August 6, William Tyndale is burned at the stake.
1537           Matthews Bible was published and was called the Great Bible.
1539 - 1542           Hernando De Soto explores the south eastern part of North America
1545-1563           Time of the Council of Trent.  While the protestant reformation began to spread throughout most of Europe, the Roman Catholic church realized that internal reform was necessary to counter the rise of Protestantism.  The council stated the following:

      * Martin Luther's justification by faith alone was incorrect.
      * The number of sacraments necessary for salvation was declared to be seven.
      * Apocryphal books plus unwritten tradition are on equal ground with the word of God.
      * Denounce the tenets of Protestantism as heresy.

1546            Scottish reformation begins under the ministry of John Knox.   
1555           The Martyrdom of Thomas Haukes - One of many protestants that were killed under the reign of English Queen Mary I who was known as Bloody Mary. Read about the story of this faithful man. Testimony of Thomas Haukes
1557           New Testament of the Geneva Bible was printed.
1560           Time of the Geneva Bible, which was translated by William Whittingham. who married Calvin's sister-in-law. It's popularity was do impart so it's size, it was small enough to hold, because the regular church bibles measured more than
15 X 9 inches. The Geneva Bible found favor among the followers of Calvin & Knox. It was also the bible of the Puritans.
1560          

          Huguenots (French Protestants) establish Charles fort on the coast of South Carolina and Fort Caroline of the coast of Northern Florida The Huguenots came to the new world to escape religious persecution. Their settlement failed due to hardships and Spanish attacks.

1564-1642          

          The life of Galileo Galilea - Modern physics owes it's beginning to Galileo, who was the first astronomer to use a telescope. By discovering four satellites of the planet Jupiter, he gave visual evidence that supported the Copernican Theory which taught, that the earth and the other planets revolved around the sun. From the 2nd to the 16th centuries AD, scholars accepted the Ptolemaic theory of astronomy. Named for its Alexandrian author Ptolemy, the theory stated that the earth was the center of the universe, and that the other celestial objects including the sun revolved around the earth.

1568           The Bishop bible was published.
1572           John Knox Died. Also 70,000 French Protestants( Huguenots ) were murdered in Paris on Aug. 27th better known as St. Bartholomew day.
1587          

          Old Testament of Codex Vaticanus was printed. This will become the standard text for the present day Septuagint

          Sir Walter Raleigh sends an expedition, led by John White to Roanoke, Virginia. Soon after they landed White’s daughter gave birth to Virginia Dare, the first English child to be born in America.  White returned to England for supplies, when he arrived home he found England preoccupied with the threat of the Spanish Armada. In 1591 when he was able to return he found that the entire colony had vanished. The only clue left found was the word “Croatoan” carved on a tree     

1588          

         The Spanish Armada, which was sent to make England Catholic was destroyed by storms and the small but fast English fleet. England credited their victory to almighty God, and even Phillip had to concede and remarked “I sent my ships to fight against men and not against the winds and waves of God”.        

1600-1700          
1603           Birth of Roger Williams.
1604-1611           Time of the translation of the King James Version Bible.
1604           The Virginia Charter - … by the Providence of Almighty God, hereafter tend to the Glory of his Divine Majesty, in propagating of Christian Religion to such People, as yet live in Darkness and miserable Ignorance of the true Knowledge and Worship of God, and may in time bring the Infidels and Savages, living in those parts, to human Civility, and to a settled and quiet Government:…
1620           Pilgrims arrive in New England

           Time of the Mayflower Compact  

          Teachers in public schools today across our country could lose their jobs if they read this document to their students.

           "In the name of God, Amen. We, whose names are underwritten, the Loyal Subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord, King James, by the Grace of God, of England, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, e&. od found in  Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honour of our King and Country

 

1626           Peter Minuit purchased Manhattan Island from the Indians with trading goods worth $24.00
1629          The King James Version is refined from misspelled words and the Apocrypha was removed which was in the first Edition. the churches never considered them as inspired as the rest of the Bible.
1630 - 1807           American Education - For over 150 years there was not found any College that did not teach the Bible as their main foundation of education
1636           Founding of Harvard College
1639  

          The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut was established   ....For as much as it hath pleased Almighty God by the wise disposition of his divine providence so to order and dispose of things that we the Inhabitants and Residents of Windsor, Hartford and Wethersfield are now cohabiting and dwelling in and upon the River of Connectecotte and the lands thereunto adjoining; and well knowing where a people are gathered together the word of God requires that to maintain the peace and union of such a people there should be an orderly and decent Government established according to God, to order and dispose of the affairs of the people

 

1646          

           September 26 - The rules and precepts that were to govern Harvard were set up.

          "Let every Student be plainly instructed, and earnestly pressed to consider well, the maine end of his life and studies is, to know God and Jesus Christ which is eternall life, John 17:3 and therefore to lay Christ in he bottome, as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and Learning. And seeing the Lord only giveth wisdome, Let every one seriously set himselfe by prayer in secret to seeke it of him Prov. 2.3."

          Harvard College was founded on Christi Gloriam and later dedicated Christo et Ecclesiae. The founders of Harvard believed that "all knowledge without Christ was vain."

 

1647         

           The Old Deluder Act – First Public School Law in America

  It being one chief project of that old deluder, Satan, to keep men from the knowledge of the Scriptures, as in former times by keeping them in an unknown tongue, so in these latter times by persuading from the use of tongues, that so that at least the true sense and meaning of the original might be clouded and corrupted with false glosses of saint-seeming deceivers; and to the end that learning may not be buried in the grave of our forefathers, in church and commonwealth, the Lord assisting our endeavors.

 

1682        

          William Penn establishes Philadelphia

  PENNSYLVANIA'S FIRST LEGISLATIVE ACT: "Whereas the glory of Almighty God and the good of Mankind, is the reason and end of government, and therefore, government in itself is a venerable Ordinance of God, therefore, it is the purpose of civil government to establish such laws as shall best preserve true Christian and Civil Liberty, in opposition to all Unchristian, Licentious, and unjust practices, (Whereby God may have his due, and Caesar his due, and the people their due), from tyranny and oppression

 

1683           Rhode Island Charter

                We submit our persons, lives and estates unto our Lord Jesus Christ and the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, and to all those perfect and most absolute law of His given us in His most holy word.

1690  

          The New England Primer - The first reading primer designed for the American colonies. It became the most successful educational textbook for two hundred years. Its foundation was to teach children how to read using the Bible at its foundation.

 

1692

 

          The Witch trials of Salem

          On January 20 two children Elizabeth Parris and Abigail Williams started exhibiting the following behavior

     Convulsive seizures

 Trance-like states

 Mysterious spells

 Blasphemous screaming

          Once examined by physicians no physical problems were detected, they concluded that they were demon possessed. By the end of February Tituba, who was Elizabeth Parris’s Indian slave confessed to practicing witchcraft and admitted to being deep into Satanism. By September over 20 people were hanged or pressed to death.

 

1701  

          Yale University was founded - The charter of Yale University clearly expressed the purpose for which the school was founded: "Whereas several well disposed and Publick spirited Persons of their sincere Regard to & zeal for upholding & propagating of the Christian Protestant Religion ... youth may be instructed in the Arts & Sciences who through the blessing of Almighty God may be fitted for Publick employment both in Church & Civil State."

 

1703-1791           Life of John Wesley.
1703-1758           Life of Jonathan Edwards - American theologian and Congregational clergyman, whose sermons stirred the religious revival which brought about the Great Awakening.
1707-1788           Life of Charles Wesley.
1712           The Pennsylvania Assembly bans the importation of slaves.
1714-1775           Life of  George Whitefield - Remembered as the most powerful voice of the great awakening
1718-1747           Life of David Brainerd - who became a missionary to the American Indians.
1718           The founding of the city of New Orleans
1730 - 1750           Time of the Great Awakening
1732 - 1795          

          Life of Francis Marion - The Swamp Fox  "Never to be caught, never to be followed"

The British soldier trembles when Marion's name was told. Marion's Brigade (150 men)

  • Survived in swamps, waterways and marshes of South Carolina

  • Employed guerilla tactics to harass the enemy

  • Cut off British supply lines

  • Fearless, strong and active, always ready for the enemy

  • Clever and fearless

  • Taught to hit and run

  • Tattered penniless patriots

  • Led American troops to victory in Cowpens

          Considered the greatest guerrilla fighter in the American Revolution. The Movie "The Patriot" is based on the his life.

 

1734 - 1801           Life of Daniel Boone
1741  

         Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God - July, Jonathan Edwards, known as one of the greatest scholars of American history delivers the greatest sermon of all time. Those that heard the sermon gripped the pews so tight that their knuckles turned white from the power of the Holy Spirit that day. Thousands came to know Christ.

 

1741 - 1807           Life of Benedict Arnold
1746           Founding of Princeton College - Part of the Charter read "Cursed all learning      that does not point to the cross of Jesus Christ
1753 - 1784           Life of Phillis Wheatley: America's first black poet
1754 - 1763           Time of the French and Indian War
1755  

          The Bulletproof George Washington - July 9, During the war with the French near Ft. Duquesne, now the city of Pittsburgh The America-British were ambushed by the French and Indians. After two hours of fighting the British lost over 1,000 soldiers and officers. During the battle Washington was fired on 17 times but they bounced off. After they returned to their camp, Washington found at least four bullet holes in his coat and fragments in his hair. See 1770

 

1760 - 1831           Life of Peter Francisco, the Virginia Giant - Known as one of the greatest patriots of the American Revolution. Read our tract "Peter Francisco: A one man Army"
1765           The Sons of Liberty is formed
1765          Peter Francisco is kidnapped from the Azores and brought to City Pointe, VA (Hopewell)
1768           Captain James Cook Discovers Australia.
1769           The King James Version of the Bible was edited due to the changes of the alphabet. It is this edition which we have now in the present.
1770  

          Washington meets an old enemy - George Washington returned to the same Pennsylvania woods he fought 15 years earlier. A respected Indian chief, having heard that Washington was in the area, sat down with Washington, and face-to-face over a council fire The chief told Washington the following: "I am a chief and ruler over my tribes.  I have traveled a long and weary path that I might see the young warrior of the great battle. It was on the day when the white man’s blood mixed with the streams of our forests that I first beheld this chief [Washington]. I called to my young men and said, “Mark yon tall and daring warrior? He is not of the red-coat tribe—he hath an Indian’s wisdom and his warriors fight as we do—himself alone exposed. Quick, let your aim be certain, and he dies." Our rifles were leveled, rifles which, but for you, knew not how to miss—’twas all in vain, a power mightier far than we shielded you. Seeing you were under the special guardianship of the Great Spirit, we immediately ceased to fire at you. I am old and shall soon be gathered to the great council fire of my fathers in the land of the shades, but ere I go, there is something bids me speak in the voice of prophecy Listen! The Great Spirit protects that man [pointing at Washington], and guides his destinies—he will become the chief of nations, and a people yet unborn will hail him as the founder of a mighty empire. I am come to pay homage to the man who is the particular favorite of Heaven, and who can never die in battle."

 

1770           Time of the Boston Massacre
1773  

          Boston Tea Party - December 16, A band of patriots (the sons of Liberty) disguised as Indians boarded tea laden ships and dumped 340 chests of tea into the harbor. This was done in protest of a tax not voted on.

 

1775  

         April 18 - The Battle cry of the American Revolution "No King but King Jesus"

         May 10 - Ethan Allen and Green Mountain Boys capture Ft Ticonderoga - When the British commander asked Allen by what authority do you command it? Allen replied " In the name of the great Jehovah and the Continental Congress"

         June  - General George Washington was appointed Commander of the Continental Army, the first thing he did was proclaim a day of prayer and fasting.

         June 16 - Battle of Bunker Hill

         July - Olive Branch Petition

 

1776          

         The American Declaration of Independence. This document which is one of the most important documents in American history bears the four names of God as "Nature's God, Creator, Divine Providence and Supreme Judge of the world"

          There were 28 grievances originally but the one that attack Slavery was requested to be removed by South Carolina and Georgia

          For more information about the Declaration and the Men behind it read our tract                "Lives of the Signers"

1777           American Victory at Saratoga
1779       

          May 12 - Several Delaware Chiefs bring George Washington three Indian youth to be trained in American schools. Washington replied  "You do well to wish to learn our arts and ways of life, and above all, the religion of Jesus Christ. These will make you a greater and happier people than you are."

 

1781           The articles of Confederation is ratified by all 13 states
1781         

          Robert Aitken, publisher of the Pennsylvania Magazine, printed bibles during the American Revolution, which was paid for by congress.

          October 19 - Battle of Yorktown

 

1782 - 1852           Life of Daniel Webster
1783           September 3 - The treaty of Paris, officially ending the American Revolution. The treaty begins "In the Name of the Most Holy and Undivided Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost"
1784 - 1857           Dr John Mcloughlin - Known as the Father of Oregon
1785-1872           Life of Peter Cartwright - Methodist circuit-rider preacher
1787           

          The time of the writing of the US Constitution. - Presently it is the oldest Constitutional republic in world history. This is due to the fact that its three branch government was based on the bible Isaiah 33:22. Fifty of the fifty-five men of the constitutional convention were professing Christians.

          Eleven of the first 13 states required faith in Jesus Christ and the Bible as qualification for holding public office. For two weeks the delegates tried to outlaw slavery, but Georgia and South Carolina threatened to leave the convention. It was then decided it was more important to establish a nation and then remove the institution of Slavery. For more information read "The story of the US Constitution"

So many people believe that we are a democracy, but the constitution says differently  The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican form of Government For more information read our tract Republic vs. Democracy

 

1787          Northwest Ordinance of 1787 - First territory to abolish slavery
1789 - 1981           

           Time of the Bill of Rights - Fisher Ames was responsible for writing the language of the first amendment. What's amazing he never intended it to mean that religion was ever to be prohibited from the public schools. The first part of the first amendment was designed for two reasons

          1. That no particular sect or society of Christians ought to be favored or established by law in preference to others

          2. No national church will be established

 

1787          
1789  

           French Revolution - When the revolution first broke out most Americans were in support of it, but by 1793, it was evident that the French revolution and American’s war for Independence had nothing in common.

 

1790          

          The First Census - The results of the first national census as ordered by Congress show a total population of 3,893,874 including 694,207 slaves or 18% of the population. Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont have no slaves. 43% of the population in South Carolina are slaves and 39% for Virginia and 35% for Georgia.

 

1793

 

          Congress passes the first Fugitive Slave Act - This act allowed for the recovery of runaway slaves and authorized the arrest or seizure of fugitives. The act also created a fine of $500 for any person who aided a fugitive.  This is a direct violation of Deuteronomy 23:15-16

Thou shalt not deliver unto his master the servant which is escaped from his master unto thee: He shall dwell with thee, even among you, in that place which he shall choose in one of thy gates, where it liketh him best: thou shalt not oppress him.

 

1794             Time of the Whiskey Rebellion
1794  

          Eli Whitney receives patent for the Cotton Gin. The machine greatly increased the production of cleaned cotton thus making cotton a profitable crop for the first time and increasing the need and production value for slaves. This could have been a way to free the slaves and pay them thus making a sizable profit, but instead greed and tradition ruled instead.

 

1796  

           Tennessee becomes the 16th State to join the Union - The state constitution in Article VIII, section II "No person who denies the being of God, or a future state of rewards and punishments, shall hold any office in the civil department of this state. Interestingly, Article 11, Section 4 also says "that no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under this state. Therefore to declare a belief in God was not considered a religious test.

 

1797  

          Vermont Statute - was passed declaring that if ant person shall publicly deny the being and existence of God or the Supreme Being ... shall be deemed a disturber of the peace... offender against the good morals and manners of society and shall be punishable by fine.

 

1798            Department of the Navy was created
1799  

           John M’Creery’s Lessee v. Allender - Thomas M’Creery emigrated from Ireland to the United States where, upon his death, he left his American estate to a relative in Ireland. It was
doubted whether M’Creery’s estate could legally be left to an alien unless it could be proven that he had become a citizen of the United States before his death. The case was settled when a certificate was produced showing that he had indeed become a naturalized American citizen through an oath
taken before Judge Samuel Chase.

"I, Samuel Chase, Chief Judge of the State of Maryland, do hereby
certify all whom it may concern that . . . personally appeared before
me Thomas M'Creery and did repeat and subscribe a declaration of
his belief in the Christian Religion
and take the oath required by the
Act of Assembly of this State entitled "An Act for Naturalization."

 

1799  

       Runkel vs. Winemiller - This case involved a conflict between a minister of a German Reformed Christian Church and the church from which he had been dismissed. The court declared "Religion is of general and public concern and on its support depend, in great measure, the peace and good order of government, the safety and happiness of the people. By our form of government, the Christian religion is the established religion; and all sects and denominations of Christians are placed upon the same equal footing..."

 

1799           Time of the discovery of the Rosetta Stone in Egypt. See Rosetta Stone

          George Washington died

1800 - 1830           The second Great Awakening
1800

 

         The Census of 1800 - The results of the census show a total population of 5,084,912 including 887,612 slaves or 17% of the population. Slaves are virtually non-existent in northern states and as high as 42% in South Carolina and 39% in Virginia.

 

1800 - 1859          

           Life of John Brown -  Abolitionist who advocated and practiced armed insurrection as a means to end slavery. He was considered the most controversial of all 19th century Americans 

 

1800 - 1873         

           Life of William McGuffey - Schoolteacher, college professor, and preacher, best remembered for his reading books which bear his name. McGuffey's readers sold over 122 millions copies between 1836 - 1857

 

1802           

           Thomas Jefferson famous "wall of separation letter" The statement was meant to say that the church would not control the government but the morals and character would. Jefferson's life proved he wanted Christian morals in our Government. Some of these are

  • Jefferson paid Missionaries from the treasury to preach to the Indians
  • He ended his documents with the phrase "In the year of our Lord Christ"
  • He promoted that the Bible be used in the Public School he helped start in Washington DC
1803           The Louisiana Purchase
1807          Robert Fulton develops the first Steamboat
1809           The birth of Abraham Lincoln
1810

 

         The Census of 1810 - The results of the 1810 census show a total population of 6,807,786 including 1,130,781 slaves or 17% of the population. Slaves are virtually non-existent in northern states and as high as 47% in South Carolina and 42% in Georgia.

 

1811  

          The People vs. Ruggles  - The defendant . . . for that he did . . . wickedly, maliciously, and blasphemously utter and with a loud voice publish in the presence and hearing of divers good and Christian people, ... concerning Jesus Christ, the false, scandalous, malicious, wicked and blasphemous words following: "Jesus Christ was a bastard and his mother must be a whore," in contempt of the Christian religion. . . . The defendant was tried and found guilty and was sentenced by the court to be imprisoned for three months and to pay a fine of $500. Upheld by the New York Supreme Court.

 

1812 - 1814           The war of 1812
1814           Francis Scott Key writes the words to what would become the Star-Spangled Banner, September 13 -14 
1814           Gap Theory proposed by Thomas Charmers
1815  

         The Commonwealth vs. Sharpless, upheld by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania - Jesse Sharpless . . . designing, contriving, and intending the morals, as well of youth as of divers other citizens of this commonwealth, to debauch and corrupt, and to raise and create in their minds inordinate and lustful desires . . . in a certain house there . . . scandalously did exhibit and show for money . . . a certain lewd . . . obscene painting representing a man in an obscene . . . and indecent posture with a woman, to the manifest corruption and subversion of youth and other citizens of this commonwealth. The court considered it an act of pornography. The man was found guilty of corrupting the youth of his day.

 

1820

        

         The Census of 1820 - The results of the 1820 census show a total population of 10,037,323 including 1,529,012 slaves or 15% of the population. Slaves are virtually non-existent in northern states and as high as 51% in South Carolina and 45% in Louisiana.  The Missouri Compromise is negotiated allowing Maine to be admitted to the Union as a free state and Missouri as a slave state in 1821. This act will maintain a balance between free and slave states. The compromise establishes the 36 degree, 30' parallel of latitude as a dividing line between free and slave areas of the territories.

 

1820           The Missouri Compromise
1822          

           The adoption of the 24 star US flag which became known as Old Glory

Read "The Story of Old Glory"

 

1823            Jedediah Smith  - Discovers the South Pass, a plateau in Wyoming that offered a way to get through to the Oregon country
1824 - 1907  

           William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin - widely known for developing the Kelvin scale of absolute temperature measurement, also taught that the Earth was 20 - 40 million years old. His teachings of Origin Science was contrary to Biblical science.

 

1824  

          Updegraph v. The Commonwealth upheld by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania - Abner Updegraph . . . not having the fear of God before his eyes . . . contriving and intending to scandalize and bring into disrepute and vilify the Christian religion and the scriptures of truth in the presence and hearing of several persons . . . did unlawfully, wickedly and premeditatively, despitefully and blasphemously say . . . : "That the Holy Scriptures were a mere fable: that they were a contradiction, and that although they contained a number of good things, yet they contained a great many lies." To the great dishonor of Almighty God [and] to the great scandal of the profession of the Christian religion. Updegraph, indicted under the State law against blasphemy, was found
guilty by the jury; that verdict was appealed. the court established the legal definition of "blasphemy": Blasphemy against the Almighty is denying His being or Providence or uttering contumelious reproaches on our Savior Christ. It is punished at common law by fine and imprisonment, for Christianity is part of the laws of the land.

 

1825            The opening of the Erie Canal
1826            Thomas Jefferson and John Adams die on July 4th the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence
1828  

          Tariff of Abominations - The goal of the tariff was to protect industry in the northern United States from having to compete with European goods by increasing the prices of European products because imported goods were much cheaper than the ones that were made in the U.S. This prompted the U.S. to put a tax on imported goods. Because Americans were buying imported goods, people were going out of business. All of the money was going out, but none was coming in. The South, however, was harmed by having to pay higher prices on goods the region did not produce. The tariff also reduced the importation of British goods, making it difficult for the British to pay for the cotton they imported from the South. The reaction in the South, particularly in South Carolina, would lead to the Nullification Crisis that began in late 1832.

 

1830

 

         The Census of 1830 - The results of the 1830 census show a total population of 12,754,289 including 1,987,396 slaves or 16% of the population. Slaves are virtually non-existent in northern states and as high as 54% in South Carolina and 51% in Louisiana.

 

1830           Horace Mann - Got the state of Pennsylvania to begin a new state school program that did not have the bible        
1830           The Indian Removal Act - Which required Indians living east of the Mississippi River to move further west. 
1831          Nat turner Revolt - Nat Turner, black preacher started a slave rebellion in Virginia. Some 60 people, mostly white women and children were murdered in the revolt. 
1832         

         The Book from Heaven - In 1831, four Indians from the Nez Perce (French-meaning “nose rings”) and Flathead Indian tribes of the northwest arrived in St. Louis and met with General William Clark. What brought them to St. Louis that they would travel over 2,000 miles and risk their very lives? Was their quest for guns, power and technology? Read the tract "The Book from Heaven"

 

1832           Lincoln Speaks out against Alcohol and compares it to slavery   
1832  

         Black Hawk War - Much of the violence and bloodshed was due to the abuse of alcohol. Governor William Henry Harrison strongly urged all liquor sales to Indians in the North West territory.

 

1834-1892           Life of Charles Spurgeon - Known as the "Prince of Preachers".
1836  

          The ministry of Jason Lee - First man to respond to the Indians call for the Book of Heaven (Bible). Established an outpost among the Chinook Indians, his statue stands in the rotunda of the Capital in Washington, DC

 

1836           The Battle of the Alamo - Read Accountability: The story of the Alamo
1837           The Invention of the Telegraph - Samuel Morse invented the telegraph, which can send messages from long distances using a series of codes which was named after him the "Morse code" 
1837  

           John Brown vows against Slavery - In response to the murder of Elijah Lovejoy, minister and newspaper editor. Brown vowed "Here before God, in the presence of these witnesses, from this time, I consecrate my life to the destruction of slavery." 

 

1838         

          The Trail of Tears - Cherokees from Northwest Georgia, developed their own written language by a man named Sequoya, who developed it by using the original language of the Bible. Some 15,000 Cherokees were moved to their new home in Oklahoma. Along the way some 4,000 died, but God in his mercy used missionaries to witness and convert many of the Cherokee to Christ and gave many of the hope for the future. 

 

1838  

            Commonwealth v. Abner Kneeland, Supreme Court of Massachusetts - Involved
an attack against God and Christianity. However, unlike those two cases, these attacks had been published rather than spoken. The court examined whether the law under which he was convicted had been overturned by the constitution and concluded that it had not since the law forbidding blasphemy.

 

1840

         

        The Census of 1840 - The results of the 1840 census show a total population of 16,987,946 including 2,482,546 slaves or 15% of the population. Slaves are virtually non-existent in northern states and as high as 55% in South Carolina and 52% in Mississippi

 

1841          

          Professor Richard Owens of London coined the word "Dinosaur" to describe the large animal fossils that were being found all over the world. Dinosaur comes from two Greek words "Dino-Sauria" meaning "Terrible Lizard".

 

1843          The Great Migration - 120 wagons with over 1000 settlers traveled safely to Oregon. It was the largest wagon train to go west.
1843            Cherokee's and other Indian tribes enter into and agreement to swear off Alcohol
1844          

           Constantine Tischendorf visits the Monastery at Mt. Sinai. While there he discovers old manuscripts of the scriptures, which were dated 4th century  that were on their way of being destroyed.

 

1844  

           Vidal vs Girard’s Executors - Frenchman Stephen Girard settled in Philadelphia and lived there until his death in 1831, whereupon his entire estate and personal property (valued at over $7 million) was bequeathed to the city on the condition that it construct an orphanage and a college according to his stipulations. He require that no missionary, or minister of any sect whatsoever, shall ever hold or exercise any station or duty whatever in the said college; nor shall any such person ever be admitted for any purpose, or as a visitor, within the premises. After all the arguments were finished, the unanimous opinion of the Supreme Court was delivered by Justice Joseph Story. The Court first ruled that Girard’s estate could be delivered to the city of Philadelphia, but that the teaching of Christianity could not be excluded from the school

 

1844            The First Telegraph message - Samuel Morse sent the first telegraph message which was "What God hath wrought" Numbers 23:23
1845           Immaculate Conception of Mary becomes dogma.
1846  

          City of Charleston vs S. A. Benjamin - upheld by the Supreme Court of South Carolina - The defendants argued that the Blue Laws were a violation of the constitution since they were based on specific Christian teachings. The prosecution responded to that argument, claiming that even if they were, they still would not be unconstitutional since:Christianity is a part of the common law of the land, with liberty of conscience to all. It has always been so recognized. . . . If Christianity is a part of the common law, its disturbance is punishable at common law.

 

1846           Maine was the first state to outlaw the use of Liquor
1850

 

        The Census of 1850 - The results of the 1850 census show a total population of 23,054,152 including 3,200,600 slaves or 14% of the population. Slaves are virtually non-existent in northern states and as high as 58% in South Carolina and 51% in Mississippi.

 

1850     

         1850 - The Compromise of 1850

         A series of laws that attempted to resolve the territorial and slavery controversies arising from the Mexican-American War (1846–48). The five laws balanced the interests of the slave states of the South and the free states. California was admitted as a free state; Texas received financial compensation for relinquishing claim to lands west of the Rio Grande in what is now New Mexico; the territory of New Mexico (including present-day Arizona and Utah) was organized without any specific prohibition of slavery; the slave trade (but not slavery itself) was abolished in Washington, D.C.; and the stringent Fugitive Slave Law was passed, requiring all U.S. citizens to assist in the return of runaway slaves regardless of the legality of slavery in the specific states.

 

1854          Republican Party was started 
1856           Pottawatomie Massacre - May 24-25, John Brown and a band of abolitionists killed pro-slavery settlers. From this Kansas was nicknamed "Bleeding Kansas"
1857 - 1938  

          Life of Clarence Darrow - The infamous trial Lawyer and leading member of The American Civil Liberties Union. Know as one of the most controversial people in the fight of removing Biblical influence in America.

 

1857           Sanford vs. Dred Scott
1856 - 1915            Life of Booker T. Washington
1856 - 1939            Life of Sigmund Freud -  Father of Modern Psychology
1857            The Tariff of 1857 - Congress passes the Tariff of 1857 lowering rates to the lowest level since 1812 to 20%, this is very unpopular in the North and praised in the South
1859 - 1952            Life of John Dewey - Father of Progressive Education
1858           

           The first Trans-Atlantic cable was laid - After the cable was laid the first message sent to England from the US was "Glory to God in the highest; on earth, peace and good will toward men"

 

1859           

          John Brown attacks Harpers Ferry Armory - Oct 16, John Brown led 19 men to attack the armory for weapons to arm slaves in Virginia for a slave revolt. The military under the command of Col. Robert E. Lee attacked John Brown and his men, capturing  Brown and putting an end to his plans.  

 

1859  

         John Browns gives warning before being executed - December 2, On the morning of his execution Brown wrote "I John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away, but with blood. I had as I now think, vainly flattered myself that without very much bloodshed it might be done." Those that were at the hanging were future Confederate General Stonewall Jackson and John Wilkes Booth (future assassin of president Abraham Lincoln)

 

1860  

         Lindenmuller v. The People - upheld by the Supreme Court of New York - Court ruled that Blue Laws were permissible since Christianity was part of Common Law.

 

1860        Majority of the nearly 250 Colleges founded in the U.S. 17 were founded by the states, the rest of them were of Christian origins.
1860  

         The Census of 1860 - The results of the 1860 census show a total population of 31,183,582 including 3,950,528 slaves or 13% of the population. Slaves equal 2% of the population in what would be Northern Aligned States and 39% in Southern Aligned States. The total population for Northern Aligned States was 22,080,250 and for Southern Aligned States was 9,103,332. In the Northern Aligned States 8% of the families owned slaves and 31% in the Southern Aligned States. 57% of the population in South Carolina were slaves and 49% of the families in Mississippi owned slaves.

 

1860

      

       November - Abraham Lincoln is elected president. Lincoln received 40% of the popular vote and won 59% of the Electoral votes. He was not even on the ballot in the deep south.

 

       December - On December 20th South Carolina convention passes ordinance of secession thus seceding from the Union. The Declaration of Secession for South Carolina states, "We affirm that these ends for which this Government was instituted have been defeated ....Those States have assume the right of deciding upon the propriety of our domestic institutions; and have denied the rights of property established in fifteen of the States and recognized by the Constitution; they have denounced as sinful the institution of slavery;..."

For more Information on this subject read "Why the Civil War took place"

 

1860           Charles Spurgeon writes of many pastors in his association who were rejecting the basic doctrines of the faith.
1861          

           March 21st Alexander Stephen's "Cornerstone Speech"

           Stephen, Vice-president of the newly formed Confederacy revealed the fundamental difference between the Confederacy and the US. His reasoning was eye opening if not an embarrassment to the true south. click the above link for the speech

 

1862            U.S.S. Monitor vs. C.S.S. Virginia (Merrimack) - March 9, The Battle of Hampton Roads, between the Monitor and CSS Virginia was the first engagement between ironclad vessels
1862

 

           Global Flood of Noah attacked - Professor Franz Reusch, a Roman Catholic, taught the local flood concept at Bonn University in Germany.

 
1862  

           Revivals break out in the North and South - In the south, men saw their need for God and under the leadership and testimony of Christians such as Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee men were rededicating their lives before battle. In the North, U S Christian Commission provided food, clothing, medicine, spiritual comfort to soldiers. They distributed millions of salvation tracts and thousands of Bibles to soldiers. So sad that the land that the lord had blessed them with was now torn apart by war.

 

1863            Emancipation Proclamation - January 1,
1863            Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson dies after Southern Victory - Accidentally shot by is own  men after the battle of Chancellorsville
1863           Battle of Gettysburg
1863          

           Abraham Lincoln gives his famous Gettysburg Address - It was on this day that Lincoln received Christ as his personal savior for more information read our tracts "Was Abraham a Christian" and "Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address"  

 

1863-1935          

          Life and of Billy Sunday - Billy grew up in poverty but managed to complete high school before joining the Chicago White Sox baseball team in 1883. He accepted the lord in 1887, and, after retiring as a player in 1891, went to work for the YMCA in Chicago. His fabulously successful career as an evangelist began in 1896

 

1864           The miracle of Providence Well - Read Andersonville: the Hidden Story
1864          

          In God We Trust - Congress passed the Coinage Act (1864) on April 22, 1864. This legislation changed the composition of the one-cent coin and authorized the minting of the two-cent coin. The Mint Director was directed to develop the designs for these coins for final approval of the Secretary. In God We Trust first appeared on the 1864 two-cent coin.

 

1865  

         Lee Surrenders to Grant - April 9, at Appomattox, Virginia When Lee came to Grant, he explained that to prolong the war would only be cruel. Grant said that the entire army of Northern Virginia must surrender. He added that any of the men who had horses could keep them, officers could keep their side arms, rations would be given to the starving soldiers, and as a final gesture, Grant allowed Lee to keep his sword, for Grant admired Lee and did not want to humiliate him.          General Lee last words to his men "Men we have fought through the war together; I have done my best for you; my heart is too full to say more ... go home, take care of your families, and become good citizens. This great war between brother and brother has ended. It is now time to bind up the nations wounds and be a United States of America again."   

 

1865  

         Abraham Lincoln assassinated - April 14, Lincoln became the first president to be assassinated. The killer was actor and pro-Southern extremist John Wilkes Booth. Lincoln who was discussing how he would one day like to see the city of Jerusalem, was shot at Ford's theater in Washington DC, while watching the play "Our American Cousin" Booth, after shooting the president yelled "Sic Semper tyrannis, escaped, but was captured and in the process, was shot and killed

 

1865          Time of the 13th Amendment - Slavery is Abolished
1868          Democratic National Convention - Honored Nathan Bedford Forest, the first Grand Wizard of the KKK for his leadership, under his command thousands of Blacks/Whites were murdered.
1868          Time of the 14th Amendment - Gave Black Americans the right of Citizen, it has been said that not one Democrat in the House or Senate voted for the amendment. 
1869  

         Charles Eliot becomes president of Harvard - A follower of Charles Darwin, Eliot was instrumental in assigning Christopher Langdell as Dean of Harvard law school, who changed the way lawyers would see the law. Eliot opposed Christianity and saw the danger of schools being influenced by the clergy. Eliot brought about "The New Education"

 

1869  

         Transcontinental Railroad - May 10, Two railroads met making a railway from ocean to ocean. To commemorate the event they had a Golden Spike ceremony, on the spike the inscription read "May God continue the unity of our country as this railroad unites the two great Oceans of the world"

 

1870 -1879  
1870           Time of the 15th Amendment - All citizens of the United States have the right to vote regardless of race or previous condition of servitude
1870  

           Case method Introduced - Christopher Langdell, Dean of Harvard Law school came up with a method of changing the way the law was used. Langdell, an evolutionist believed that the law should change as society changes. The case book method removed the absolutes of Law coming from God and giving judges the place of change. It eventually replaced Blackstone's commentaries of the Law to looking at previous court cases. This led to the belief of those who believe that the constitution is a living document, subject to change as the courts see fit. Langdell's new philosophy of law would influence people such as Clarence Darrow and Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

 

1871-1885          

          The English Revision Committee - A group of Bible translators who took an opportunity to replace the Authorized Bible with a new translation which was based on corrupt manuscripts that originated from Egypt. This new Greek Text would soon be the foundation for modern translations. For more information read The Revision committee of 1871-1885

 

1874-1917           Life of Oswald Chambers
1876           Nation's Centennial
1877  

          Rutherford B. Hayes Elected President - Hayes, a devout Christian, earned the name "Granny" for his attention to manners and Christian lifestyles. Hayes banned alcohol from the White House. His wife, Lucy was nicknamed "Lemonade Lucy" During his presidency, his advisors and cabinet members would often join Hayes and his family twice a day in prayer and singing hymns. During his office to please southern Democrats, he agreed to pull the remainder of federal troops out of the former Confederate states.

       

1878-1969           Life of Harry Emerson Fosdick - U.S. clergyman and educator, noted for liberal views in which he attack the Blood atonement, and the Virgin Birth
1879 - 1966  

         Life of Margaret Sanger - Atheist and founder of Planned Parenthood. Sanger, wrote many papers and books against the church and broke many laws that were established to protect families. Sanger was also unfaithful to her husband and children, abandoning them for other men such as H. G. Wells. Many of her articles were biased against the traditional family and even encouraged women to rebel against their husbands. Sanger was a member of the Socialist Party. For more information read "The Story of the Birth Control Movement"

 

1880 - 1968  

          Life of Helen Keller - After the miracle of her being able to communicate with the loss of hearing and seeing at the age of seven, was at the mercy of those signing to her. She became a pacifist, radical socialist, Member of the socialist party, advocate of birth-control movement and one of the founding members of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). While she was in college, Keller because of her socialistic views was often referred to as "Comrade Keller"  

 

1880           Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ - Became the best-selling American novel of the 19th century. Its author, General Lew Wallace accepted Christ as his savior while writing the novel. 
1881           The Assassination of US President Garfield - Known as the Preacher President was the 2nd US president to die by an assassin's bullet.
1883            

             The Eruption of Krakatoa - An Island located between Java and Sumatra in the Indonesian island exploded causing the largest eruption in recorded time. The shock waves were felt over 5,000 miles causing atmospheric conditions all over the earth for several years.

 

1887

          

            Professor Archibald Hodge of Princeton saw how there was a growing desire to take Christian influence away from the public school system that he 1788 said the following:

 The tendency is to hold that the public school system must be altogether secular. The atheistic doctrine is gaining currency, even among professed Christians and even among some bewildered Christian ministers, that an education provided by the common government should be entirely emptied of all religious character…. The atheists and agnostics protest against any teaching that implies the existence and moral government of God. It is capable of exact demonstration that if every party in the State has the right of excluding from the public schools whatever he does not believe to be true, then he that believes most must give way to him that believes least, and then he that believes least must give way to him that believes absolutely nothing, no matter how small a minority the atheists or the agnostics may be.. . . I am as sure as I am of Christ's reign that a comprehensive and centralized system of national education, separated from religion, as is now commonly proposed, will prove the most appalling enginery for the propagation of anti-Christian and atheistic unbelief, and of anti-social nihilistic ethics, individual, social and political, which this sin-rent world has ever seen.”

 

1888            Blizzard of 1888 - Most severe winter storm, New York received over 40 inches of snow in 36 hours.
1889  

           Davis vs Beason - upheld by the United States Supreme Court - Samuel Davis had been convicted, fined, and sentenced to jail for bigamy and polygamy. He appealed, and before the Supreme Court his attorneys argued that laws against bigamy and polygamy: (1) were a violation of the First Amendment because they interfered with Davis and other Mormon’s free exercise of religion; and (2) the Idaho law under which he was convicted was a violation of the Fourteenth
Amendment which prohibited the States from making laws that interfered with the rights of their citizens. The Court rejected those arguments; its response was very straightforward and succinct:

Bigamy and polygamy are crimes by the laws of all civilized and Christian countries. They are crimes by the laws of the United States and they are crimes by the laws of Idaho. They tend to destroy the purity of the marriage relation, to disturb the peace of families, to degrade woman and to debase man.

 

1890          

          Life of Henry Rimmer - Christian Scholar, Lectured for Creation and against evolution in American Universities. he successfully held back the error of evolution from influencing the general population for several decades.

 

1892          

            Holy Trinity Church  Vs US - This court case documented over 80 government documents establishing that the United States was a Christian nation. On Page 143 of the case it clearly states "subject, is granted and secured; but to revile, with malicious and blasphemous contempt, the religion professed by almost the whole community is an abuse of that right. Nor are we bound by any expressions in the Constitution, as some have strangely supposed, either not to punish at all, or to punish indiscriminately the like attacks upon the religion of Mahomet or of the Grand Lama, and for this plain reason, that the case assumes that we are a Christian people, and the morality of the country is deeply engrafted upon Christianity, and not upon the doctrines or worship of those impostors." It further states  "These, and many other matters which might be noticed, add a volume of unofficial declarations to the mass of organic utterances that this is a Christian nation."  For more info read the case Trinity Vs US

Note: The Trinity case sited thirteen cases which demonstrated that the spirit of the Law (Original Intent) always prevail over the letter of the law.

 

1892           The first draft of the Pledge of Allegiance - Written by Francis Bellamy, was written to promote patriotism and in time for the 400th anniversary of Columbus discovery of America    
1898            The sinking of the USS Maine and the start of the Spanish American War

              Read our tract "Remember the Maine"

1900 - 1909  
1900           

           The Boxer Rebellion - A group of Chinese nationalist rose up in rebellion against Western ideals. They were called boxers because they used martial arts and they boxed the air with their hands. The Boxers detested Christianity and brutally murdered over 200 Americans and Europeans which most were missionaries, which led to the slaughter of thousands of Chinese Christians.

 

1900            Gold standard Act - Passed by Congress, made gold the only standard for monetary value.
1901           The assassination of US President William McKinley and England's Queen Victoria Dies
1901  

General Booth, Founder of the Salvation Army, warns the next generation concerning the next century - In answer to your inquiry, I consider that the chief dangers which confront the coming century will be religion without the Holy Ghost, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, salvation without regeneration, politics without God, and heaven without hell.”

 

1902  

          Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. - Supreme Court justice, held that original intent and precedent held little value. Argued for thirty years that decisions should not be based upon natural law and its fixed standards but upon the felt necessities of the time and the prevalent political theories so that society could reach a social change to what men wanted. This was a dangerous teaching because it attacked the Biblical principal of absolutes. For more information on our Law Series Click Law 

 

1903           Birth of Aviation - On December 17 the Wright brothers made their first successful flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
1904 -1974          Life of Charles Lindbergh (see 1927)
1906          North Pole reached -  Robert Perry and Matthew Henson became the first men to reach the North Pole
1906         

          San Francisco Earthquake - April 18, most of the city was destroyed, but from this disaster gave city planners a chance to build, new better buildings. In three years most of San Francisco was rebuilt.

    

1907           

          The voyage of the Great White Fleet - A fleet of of 16 white battleships and 12 other supporting craft, left Virginia for a world tour. The fleet was a goodwill mission to the ports of the world, but the cruise also demonstrated America's naval power.

 

1910  

          The Boy Scouts of America was established - The BSA seeks to train youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities, educational programs, and, at older age levels, career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations. For younger members, the Scout method is used to inculcate typical Scouting values such as honesty, good citizenship, and outdoors skills, through a variety of activities such as camping, aquatics, and hiking. Because of their biblical influence, the BSA has policies which prohibit atheists, agnostics, and "known or avowed" homosexuals from membership in its Scouting program; both youths and adults have had their memberships revoked as a result. The BSA contends that these policies are essential in its mission to instill in young people the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

 

1910            Mann-Elkins Act - Increased the government's power to regulate business, helping companies stay accountable
1911          

         Clarence Darrow defends the McNamana Brothers - The two brothers were guilty of killing 21 people in an explosion. Knowing their guilt, Darrow tried to win the case by bribing the jury. Caught in the act after the trial Darrow was arrested and tried for trying the bribe a Juror. After the 2nd trial he promised never to practice law in California 

 

1911  

        Radio-metric dating invented - Arthur Holmes, 21, a Geology student came up with the ideal of dating rocks that contained elements of Uranium which broke down to lead. This dating method gave evolutionists fire power to promote billion of years for the age of the earth. It was not until years later that scientists realized that the dating methods were flawed with assumptions that gave ages longer than actual dates.

 

1912           The Sinking of the HMS Titanic - On her maiden voyage struck an iceberg and sunk, over 1200 passengers lost their lives in the Atlantic
1913           The Underwood Act - The first significant Tariff revision since the Civil War. Tariffs was the main source of Government revenue.
1913          

          The 16th and 17th Amendment  - 16th Amendment gave congress power to tax personal income, which replaced tariffs as the main source of revenue. The 17th Amendment called for direct elections for US senators.

 

1913

 

          US President Woodrow Wilson - said "America was born to exemplify the devotion to the elements of righteousness which are derived from the Holy Scriptures."

 

1914      

           The Woman Rebel  - A publication by Margaret Sanger, a woman who was bitter towards the Bible and the influence it had on America. She worked hard to challenge the beliefs of her day, and was known for her immorality with other men. In her publication The Woman Rebel, she attacked the institution of Marriage, encouraging women to rebel against their husbands. She later started the Birth control Movement which later became known as Planned Parenthood.

 

1914 - 1918            Time period of World War I - Known as the war that would end all wars
   
1918         

          Alvin York: Hero of World War I - Sergeant York, attacked a nest of German machine guns and single handedly killed over 20 Germans and captured 132. York was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. For more information read "Alvin York the Christian"

 

1919  

          18th Amendment - Better known as Prohibition, which made the sale and transportation of Liquor illegal

  

1920 - 1929           The Roaring Twenties -
1920  

          American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is established -  The ACLU's stated mission is "to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States."  It works through litigation, legislation, and community education. Among the founding members was Jeannette Rankin, Jane Addams, Crystal Eastman, Albert DeSilver, Clarence Darrow, Helen Keller, and Felix Frankfurter, who later became an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Their two fold purpose is:

  • Promote Socialism
  • Purge the influence of Christianity from our country

         In 2008, ACLU defended the right to wear pants low enough to show their underwear

For more Information read our tract ACLU:Friend or Foe

 

1920           19th Amendment - Women's right to vote
1920  

          Charles Evans Hughes - 11th Chief supreme court justice said "We are under a Constitution, but the Constitution is what the judges say it is, and the judiciary is the safeguard of our liberty and of our property under the Constitution."

 

1924  

         Changing of the Philosophy of the Law system - Roscoe Pound, Dean of Harvard Law School from 1916 - 1936 said "The state is the unchallengeable authority behind legal precepts. The state takes the place of Jehovah handing down the tables of law to Moses."

 

1924  

        The Leopold-Loeb case - Two sodomite teenagers from wealthy families of the Chicago area were convicted of the brutal murder of a 14 year old Bobby Franks. The notorious lawyer Clarence Darrow, an associate of the ACLU, defended the two boys. His defense was that the boys were not totally responsible for the crime because of their education drove them to it. The writings of liberal German thought of committing the perfect crime. Instead of the death penalty, which Darrow fought against through his life, the boys got life terms. Leopold was released from prison in 1958 and Loeb was killed in prison.

  

1925          Time of the Scope's Trial - a court trial that was held in Dayton, Tennessee that began to challenge the teaching of creation in the classroom. Read "The Scope's Trial" 
1927         

         Aviator Charles Lindbergh flies over the Atlantic Ocean - In May, Lindbergh made the first solo flight across to Atlantic ocean. In his plane "The Spirit of St. Louis" the newspapers called him "The Lone Eagle". When he landed in Paris, France he had covered more than 3600 miles in 34 hours.

 

1928           Arkansas signs into law making it a crime to teach evolution
1929          The Stock Market Crash
1929  

          Piri Reis map  - Discovered in the Palace of Topkapu in Istanbul, Turkey.

  Read Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings

 

1930

 

         Blackstone's Commentaries on the Law  - Once used as the primary Law book for studying law discarded because it was absolute instead of relative. Relativism allowed for change. Relativism became a new term, more 'intellectual' for describing the positive changes needed for evolution of law and society. (the positivism of Roscoe Pound). Absolute values were discarded.

 

1930 - 1940  

        

1931         U.S. Vs Macintosh - Court declared that we are a Christian people
1931           Al Capone goes to Prison - Chicago's Gangster Al Capone is sent to prison for Tax Evasion
1932

 

         Early warning on Pearl Harbor - Admiral Yarnell, in a Naval exercise with the Army, attacked Pearl Harbor with 152 planes about half an hour before dawn on Sunday which caught the defenders completely by surprise. His tactics were published and became known to the Japanese Navy.

 

1932           Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the Atlantic
1932          

          Lindbergh Baby kidnapped - Charles Lindbergh Jr, son of Aviator Charles Lindbergh, was kidnapped. Later their son was found murdered not far from their home. From this tragedy, congress passed the "Lindbergh Law" making it a capitol offence in interstate kidnapping. 

 

1933           

         New Deal programs - Many of FDR's government programs were destructive and caused the depression to last longer. One of these was the AAA (Agricultural Adjustment Act) This agency sought to increase prices for agricultural products by reducing the supply of food, The Government paid farmers not to plant crops and ranchers to destroy their cattle and Dairy farmers to dump hundreds of thousands of gallons of milk. Former President Herbert Hoover called it a crime and believed that the New Deal planners were creating this crisis to prolong the depression in order to persuade the American people to accept welfare socialism as a way of life.

  

1933         

        Repeal of Prohibition - December, FDR encourage congress and the people to repeal the 18th amendment with the 21st amendment, so that taxes could be raised to help the economy. This type of reasoning will be used later in the area of Gambling and the Lottery, instead of the government being accountable they will lower the morals of country to promote money. Since the repeal, legalized alcohol has killed more people than all the wars fought in American history several times over. Read our tract "Alcohol: Public Enemy #1"

 

1934 - 1945         

         Time of the Jewish Holocaust - Over six million Jews were murdered in Germany by the hands of the Nazis. Because of his belief of Evolution, Hitler saw them a parasites that were the cause of many of the social problems that plagued the world.

 

1936          

         Olympics Held in Berlin - Jesse Owens, a black American from Georgia won four Gold Medals, beating Hitler's best Germans. Each time Owens won a Gold Metal, Hitler would go into a fit of rage, saying it was not fair, because of his belief in Darwinian Evolution, Hitler believed Blacks were subhuman animals and should not be allowed to enter the Olympics.

  

1937          German airship Hindenburg explodes in fiery inferno - May 6, Lake Hurst, New Jersey, killing 36 people ending the era of airship travel.
1937          Amelia Earhart Missing - Aviator Amelia Earhart, on a around the world flight was reported missing somewhere in the south pacific. her plane and her whereabouts were never found. 
1939          Albert Einstein writes FDR - Einstein wrote President Roosevelt a letter warning him that the Nazis were on their way of producing Atomic weapons.
1939 - 1945           Time of World War II
1941        

         The Attack on Pearl Harbor - On December 7 1941, the empire of Japan attacked the United States which cased America to enter into World War II. Read about the man who led the attack on Pearl and came under the hands of a Holy and Loving God. Read "The Story of Pearl Harbor"

 

1942          The Doolittle Raid - April 18, sixteen American B-25 Bombers led by Col. Jimmy Doolittle, left the carrier Hornet and bombed Tokyo.
1942           Battle of Coral Sea - This battle and Midway turned the tide in the battle of control of the Pacific. After the battle of Midway, Japan lost four large Carriers
1943         

           British Prime Minister Churchill becomes concerned with Russia - As early as 1943, Churchill became concerned with communism and did not trust Stalin. FDR and his advisors believed that Stalin was a peace loving democratic socialist. It was not widely known at the time that Stalin had killed more people than Hitler's 6,000,000. In the late 1920's and early 30's Stalin had killed, imprisoned or tortured more than 10,000,000 (Many of these people were Jews and Christians)

 

1944      

          D-Day Invasion - Allied forces land in France. The operation was the largest single-day amphibious invasion of all time, with over 130,000 troops landing on 6 June 1944. 195,700 Allied naval and merchant navy personnel were involved. The landings took place along a stretch of the Normandy coast divided into five sectors: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword.

 

1944/45            Time of the fighting Red-Tails
1945             V-E Day - May 7, Germany unconditionally surrenders, bringing an end of the war in Europe
1945        

            Atomic weapons used against Japan - April 12, US President Franklin D Roosevelt died of a stroke while vacationing at Warm Springs, Georgia. The Allies plead with the military leaders of Japan for a surrender, but they respond that Japan would rather die. New President Harry Truman makes the decision to use the Atomic Bomb in order to avoid more bloodshed. 

 

1945          

           Atomic Bomb hits Japan - August 6, US drops the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, 92,000 Japanese, were killed and the city was totally destroyed. The US again pleaded with the Japanese military to surrender, but they refused. Three days later the second atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. Two weeks later Japan unconditionally surrenders.

    

1945  

          General Macarthur becomes military governor of Japan - After the war in Japan, Macarthur soon realized that their most important need was moral and religious. He said "The more missionaries we can bring here, and the more occupation troops we can send home the better."

 

1945         

         United Nations Established - Their objective was to promote peace among the nations, however it adopted socialist policies. General Douglas Macarthur, who had called for a spiritual rebirth of Japan, remained on of the strongest foes of the socialistic ways of the United Nations. Since it's beginning, many nations have become decidedly anti-American.

 

1946          

         The Invention of the Bikini - May: Just after World War II, the United States was testing the effects of the Atomic Bomb in a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean called Bikini Atoll. Something in Paris was getting ready to be unleashed that would have a greater effect than the bomb itself. It was called the Bikini. The Bikini was to be modeled in Paris that same year, but there was a bit of a problem. They couldn’t get a model to wear it. Why? It showed too much of a woman’s body. So, they hired a stripper to model the new design. Now, the majority of women today have no problem wearing them. For more Information read "Clothing does it matter?"

 

1946          

          Winston Churchill uses the word "Iron Curtain" - It was clear by now that the Communist leaders of the soviet Union had intention of leaving Eastern Europe. While giving a speech in Missouri, Churchill spoke of an Iron curtain of Communist Slavery that had descended on the peoples of eastern Europe.

 

1947          President Truman writes to Pope Pius XII stating that "we are a Christian nation"
1949          

          North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO was established - The United States established a military alliance to defend any NATO nation threatened by communist invasion. NATO played a major role in the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991

 

1949           The Soviet Union develops The Atomic Bomb 
1950 - 1959      

          During the 1950's, church attendance continued to play a role in the life of the nation. Though not everyone believed in Christ, most people respected the Biblical teachings of Law, Order, Moral absolutes. People considered the occult, illegal drugs, pornography, homosexuality, and other immorality to be disgraceful. Most states practiced capital punishment and Abortion was illegal throughout the Nation. False philosophies of the past were starting to take root, that spell certain disaster and turn the direction of our nation into certain spiritual death.  This would be the last generation to enjoy the benefits of the Judeo-Christian ethics as a whole.

 

1950  

         President Truman speaks at the Attorney General conference - In his speech he declared that the basis of our nation's laws are based on the law of Moses

 

1950         

          Hiss convicted of Perjury - Alger Hiss, once advisor to Franklin Roosevelt was a member of the Socialist Party, had passed secrets to the Soviet Union. This came about by the testimony of Wittaker Chambers, a former Communist party member and Soviet spy. Chambers turned against Communism when he realized its true nature. He later explained "The Communist vision is the vision of man without God. It is the vision of man's mind displacing God as the creative intelligence of the world." 

 

1951          

          Julius and Ethel Rosenberg Convicted of Treason - The Soviet Union got their plans of the Atomic Bomb from American Socialists that were involved with the Atomic Bomb. The Rosenberg's were convicted of treason by selling vital secrets to the Soviet Union. They were executed in 1953

 

   

         Zorach vs. Clauson - In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court permitted the public school students to travel to parochial schools to receive religious education. The court declared "we are a religious people whose institutions presuppose a Supreme Being. The court concluded the argument for separation of church and state did not apply to student's religious instruction during school hours.

 
 

1954          Under God added to the Pledge of Allegiance - For more information read "The Pledge of Allegiance"
1956         

         The Ten Commandments - Ceceil B. DeMille, created his most successful film at Paramount, a 1956 remake of his 1923 film The Ten Commandments. The film was one of the greatest films ever produced, and took Paramount Pictures out of debt and from certain end to one the biggest film companies.

 

 1956          

         Through Gates of Splendor - Five young American missionaries were killed by Auca Indians in the jungles of Ecuador. Elisabeth Elliot, wife of martyred Jim Elliot wrote about the event in the book "Through Gates of Splendor" 

 

1956           The Federal Highway Act - the act provided funds for interstate highways, which connected the nation allowing easier access for Americans to travel
1957          The first space satellite was launched - The Soviet Union launched the first satellite names Sputnik into space in October
1958           America launches Explorer I - America's first successful launch bringing the United States in to the Space Race
1958          The first passenger jet, the Boeing 707, was introduced
1959          Communist dictator Fidel Castro took control of Cuba
1959          Alaska and Hawaii become the 49th and 50th States to join the Union
1960 - 1969  
1960           John F Kennedy is elected President
1961         

         Torcaso vs. Watkins - A court case were an atheist refused to declare his belief in God as required by the Maryland Constitution, which was written by two of the original signers of the US Constitution  For more information read Torcaso vs. Watkins

 

1962`
  

         Engel vs. Vitale - The case was brought by the families of public school students in New Hyde Park, New York who complained the prayer to "Almighty God" contradicted their religious beliefs. They were supported by groups opposed to the school prayer including rabbinical organizations, Ethical Culture, and Judaic organizations. The prayer in question was:

Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers and our country. Amen.
     The court ruled against the prayer. Dissenting Judge Potter Stewart argued that the majority's background narratives regarding England, the Book of Common Prayer, and the separation of church and state are irrelevant since England had then and has now an established religion. He said nobody is trying to establish a state church, as England had done; rather, the real issue is whether they will prohibit those who want to begin their day at school with prayer from doing so. Moreover, he argued that phrases like "the wall of separation" are nowhere in the Constitution and Black used them uncritically.

Stewart then listed the religious references present at the top of all three branches of the federal government and on American coins, in the National Anthem, in the Pledge of Allegiance, and in one of the court's recent decisions (Zorach v. Clauson). He argued that neither these examples, nor the voluntary prayer in New York established a religion.

 

1963        

           Abbington school District vs. Schemp and Murray vs. Curlett - These two cases were the first two to be decided with out the case book method, but were taken from a doctor who was very bitter towards God and said that if portions of the New Testament were read without comment it could caused physiological damage to the student. The only supreme court judge who actually had constitutional law experience decided in keeping the Bible and prayer in the schools. Most of the supreme court justices that decided against the Bible were Democratic and liberal in thought.

Note: After the removing of prayer and Bible reading, our nation plunged into record breaking increases of Divorce, school violence, teenage rapes, pregnancies of girls as young as 10 in the schools. and the 48 known school massacre's that have taken the lives of over 100 young people. As if God is letting America know what we are becoming without His influence and protection.     

       

1963          Assassination of the 4th U.S. President - November 22, While riding in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas, President Kennedy is mortally wounded by an assassin's bullet
1964         Civil Rights Act was passed - After former Klansman Robert Byrd's filibuster and the votes of 22 senate democrats, including Al Gore Sr. failed to destroy it.
1965          Reed vs Van Hoven - If a student prays over his lunch, it is unconstitutional for him to pray aloud.
1966  

         Griswold Vs Connecticut - The court reversed a law that prohibited the use of any drug for the purpose of preventing conception.  The democratically controlled court ruled that the constitution protected the right of privacy. Hugo Black a liberal democrat even argued that the right of privacy is found nowhere in the constitution. The case laid the ground work for Roe vs Wade.

Note: Griswold, who was the executive director of Planned Parenthood was arrested for the purpose of testing the law and was found guilty by the courts until it was presented to a democratically controlled Supreme court.

 

1965  

         Stein vs. Oshinsky - Freedoms of speech and press are guaranteed to students and teachers—unless the topic is religious, at which time such speech becomes unconstitutional.

 

1966        

         John Lennon speaks out against Christianity - March 4, In an Interview John Lennon of the rock group "The Beatles" said "Christianity will go, it will vanish and shrink, I need not argue with that, I am right and I will be proved right, we are more popular than Jesus now." When America started reacting to his statement, he tried saying it was taken out of context. Lennon's life before and after the statement speaks consistently with a straight forward meaning. He became very anti-Christ in his songs as well as his life. Lennon died by the hands of a madman. He is gone, but Christianity lives on.

  

1966  

        Prayer Amendment rejected by Democrats - Republican senator Everett Dirksen, introduced a constitutional amendment that would permit public school administrators to provide organized prayer by students. The bill was defeated by men such as Al Gore Sr.

 

1968         

         Epperson Vs Arkansas - This case involved a school teacher challenging the law that forbid the teaching of Evolution in the public schools. The result was the court decided reversing the law and eventually bringing the end of Creation being taught. Like the Scope's Trial, Susan Epperson was asked by the Arkansas Education Association to help challenge the Anti-evolution law with the help of the ACLU.

 

1969  

         First landing of the Moon  - The United States space agency NASA achieved the first manned landing on Earth's Moon as part of the Apollo 11 mission commanded by Neil Armstrong. On July 20, 1969

 

1969          Lowe vs. City of Eugene - Court ruled unconstitutional for a war memorial to be erected in the shape of a cross.
1973          

         Roe vs Wade - In 1970, attorneys Linda Coffee and Sarah Weddington filed suit in a U.S. District Court in Texas on behalf of Norma L. McCorvey ("Jane Roe"). McCorvey claimed her pregnancy was the result of rape..Roe v. Wade is one of the most controversial and politically significant cases in U.S. Supreme Court history. The taking of one's life in the womb. One of the dissenting Judges wrote "The Court simply fashions and announces a new constitutional right for pregnant mothers and, with scarcely any reason or authority for its action, invests that right with sufficient substance to override most existing state abortion statutes"

 

1976          Ohio vs. Whisner - It is unconstitutional for a Board of Education to use or refer to the
word "God" in any of its official writings.
1979  

        Florey vs. Sioux Falls School District - It is unconstitutional for a kindergarten class to ask whose birthday is celebrated by Christmas.

 

1980 -1989    
1980          

          Stone vs. Graham: The removing of the Ten Commandments - The court ruled that if the posted commandments had any effect at all it would induce the children to read or to obey the commandments, as desirable this may be it is not an objective of the establishment clause. Important note: If they were in there since the beginning of our country, why is it now unconstitutional?

 

1980         

          Eruption of Mt. St. Helens - May 18, Olympia, Washington, The dormant volcano exploded causing Spirit Lake to run out of it's basin into the hills north. As the waters receded back, it carved out a series of canyons 1/40th the size of Grand Canyon. The evidence strongly supports that Grand Canyon could have been carved out as a result of the Great Flood of Noah as described in the Biblical account of Genesis

 

1981  

       U.S. President Reagan Shot - Reagan, First president in history to be elected in the year ending in "0" to survive while in office was shot. The bullet was less than an inch from his heart, but he was able to recover.

   

1982  

        DOE v. ALDINE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT - A school song was struck down because it promoted values such as honesty, truth, courage, and faith in the form of a “prayer.”  the song occurred as a part of voluntary extracurricular student activities.

 

1985          

         Wallace vs. Jaffree - Alabama law allows the students to pray if they wanted to was considered unconstitutional. Giving priority to ones that believe the least or nothing out ways all consideration. (see 1887) The court went on to say "Even though the wording may be constitutionally acceptable, a bill becomes unconstitutional if the legislator who introduced the
bill had a religious activity in his mind when it was authored.
"

 

1986          Kay vs. Douglas School District - It is unconstitutional for a school graduation ceremony to contain an opening or closing prayer.
1989  

         County of Allegheny vs. ACLU - It is unconstitutional for a nativity scene to be displayed on public property unless surrounded by sufficient secular displays to prevent
it from appearing religious.

 

1990  

         Warsaw - Tehachapi - It is unconstitutional for a public cemetery to have a planter in the shape of a cross, for if someone were to view that cross, it could cause “emotional distress” and thus constitute an “injuryin-fact.”

 

1990  

         Roberts vs. Madigan - It is unconstitutional for a classroom library to contain books which
deal with Christianity, or for a teacher to be seen with a personal copy of the Bible at school.

 

1991  

         Harris vs. City of Zion & Kuhn vs. City of Rolling Meadows - In a city seal composed of numerous symbols representing various aspects of the community (industry, commerce, history, flora, schools, etc.), it is unconstitutional for any of those symbols to depict the religious heritage or any religious element of the community. Did the courts realize that Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin considered and recommended to congress that the Seal of the United States show biblical scenes?

        Commonwealth vs. Chambers - Because a prosecuting attorney mentioned seven words from the Bible in the courtroom—a statement which lasted less than five seconds—a jury sentence was overturned for a man convicted of brutally clubbing a 71-year-old woman to death.

 

1992         

          Lee vs. Weisman - The case that made praying at Public school graduations  unconstitutional. The court ruled 5-4 in favor of the removal of prayer. Justice Kennedy who was the swing vote wrote the opinion. From this case, Kennedy formulated what is now known as the coercion test: Which is used in future cases against religion, but violates the free exercise rule of the first amendment. In the same city that brought religious freedom is now removing it.

Justice Scalia's dissent argued against the coercion test:
"In holding that the Establishment Clause prohibits invocations and benedictions at public school graduation ceremonies, the Court - with nary a mention that it is doing so - lays waste a tradition that is as old as public school graduation ceremonies themselves, and that is a component of an even more longstanding American tradition of nonsectarian prayer to God at public celebrations generally. As its instrument of destruction, the bulldozer of its social engineering, the Court invents a boundless, and boundlessly manipulable, test of psychological coercion..."

 

1993  

        Washegesic vs. Bloomingdale Public Schools - Artwork may not be displayed in schools if it depicts something religious—even if that artwork is considered an historical classic.
 

1994  

        Harris vs. Joint School District - When a student addresses an assembly of his peers, he effectively becomes a government representative; it is therefore unconstitutional for that student to engage in prayer.

 

1995  

         District Judge threatens Christians at public graduations - In May, U.S. District Judge Samuel B. Kent, a judge for the Southern District of Texas decreed that any student uttering the word "Jesus" would be arrested and incarcerated for six months. He vowed his earnestness in his official order. His ruling stated, among other things," And make no mistake, the court is going to have a United States Marshall at the graduation. If any student offends this court, that student will be summarily arrested, and will face up to six months incarceration in the Galveston County Jail for contempt of court. Anyone who thinks I am kidding about this order better think again. Anyone who violates these orders is going to wish that he or she had died as a child." Students were prohibited, even of their own initiative, from uttering the name of "Jesus," or any god.

 

1995
 

         Santa Fe Independent School District vs. Doe - A school district in Texas between Houston and Galveston, allowed students to read Christian prayers at graduation ceremonies and over the public address system at home football games. These prayers were read by an elected student chaplain. Two sets of current or former students and their respective mothers—one Mormon, the other Catholic—objected to this practice and filed a suit on the basis of a violation of the Establishment Clause. Judge Samuel B. Kent of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas allowed the plaintiffs to remain anonymous to protect them from harassment. They are referred to as the Does. The court voted 6-3 in favor of making student-initiated prayer at football games a violation of the Establishment Clause

On August 28, 2008, Kent was indicted on three federal counts of abusive sexual contact and attempted aggravated sexual abuse, stemming from the same alleged conduct that was the basis for the 2007 misconduct complaint. He is the first federal judge to be charged with federal sex crimes

 

2001          Terrorists attack and destroyed the Twin Towers (World Trade Center) - September 11
   
2004         On a television show titled "Overruled" Judge Robert Bork said "The Constitution is being rewritten by Judges"
   
   
2008         Christians assaulted by Sodomites - California, Christian supporters of Proposition 8 (giving Sodomites rights due to sexual perversion) are persecuted for exercising their voting rights 
2008  

         The name of Jesus illegal in Prayers - Rev. Hashmel Turner, A city councilman in Fredericksburg, Va. was told by 4th US Circuit of Appeals that his prayers during city council meetings that end in Jesus name will continue to be banned. This was brought about because one person at one of the meetings was offended. The ACLU has threatened to bring law suit.

  

2008  

        Passing out Bibles made illegal - Colorado, Bill SB200 section 8.24-34-701 This makes witnessing to Sodomites prohibited.

 

   
   
   
   
   
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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