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Class: America's Founding Principles
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Part 1: Divine Providence vs. Manifest Destiny – An Overview

Part 2: America: The History of a Republic…not a Democracy

Class: Destruction & Reconstruction
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Part 1: The First Era of Big Government: How Andrew Jackson Destroyed the Republic

Part 2: Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and the Reconstruction of a Nation

Class: Presidents You Should Hate
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Part 1: The Original Progressives: Teddy Roosevelt & Woodrow Wilson

Part 2: The Most Famous Progressive - Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Faith 103

The Principles of Limited Government
with Professor David Barton

There is much talk about the need for limited government, and much debate and discussion as to exactly what constitutes limited government. Fortunately, our Founding Fathers gave us the specifics on what it takes to have limited government. In fact, in Thomas Jefferson’s First Inaugural Address, he sets forth five specific responsibilities of government that will cause it to be limited and what Jefferson described as “the sum of good government.” Learn the five measuring sticks that we should apply to government today.

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Faith 103 - Recommended Reading
  • William Jackson Johnson, George Washington the Christian (New York: The Abingdon Press, 1919) (Google Books, at: link)
  • David Barton, The Bulletproof George Washington (WallBuilders Press, 2009) (at: link; book and dramatized audio read by veteran Hollywood actor Dean Jones)
  • David Barton, Benjamin Rush: Signer of the Declaration of Independence (WallBuilders Press, 1999) (at: link)
  • Benson J. Lossing, Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence (Reprint of an 1848 book) (at: link)
  • Wives of the Signers (Reprint of a 1912 book) (at: link)
  • John Quincy Adams, Letters of John Quincy Adams to His Son on the Bible and its Teachings (Auburn, NY: Derby, Miller, & Co., 1848) (Google Books, at link)
  • Dr. James H. Hutson, Religion and the Founding of the American Republic (Washington, D. C.: Library of Congress, 1998) (at Amazon: link)
  • Dr. John Eidsmoe, Christianity and the Constitution: The Faith of our Founding Fathers (Baker, 1995) (at Amazon: link)

Website Articles

  • “A Few Declarations of Founding Fathers and Early Statesmen on Jesus, Christianity, and the Bible” (at WallBuilders: link)
  • “Church and the US Capitol” (At WallBuilders: link)
  • “Founding Fathers on Creation and Evolution” (At WallBuilders: link)
  • “Separation Church and State” (At WallBuilders: lnk)
  • “The Treaty of Tripoli” (At WallBuilders: link)
  • “Franklin’s Appeal for Prayer At the Constitutional Convention” (At WallBuilders: link)
  • “Thomas Jefferson and Religion At the University of Virginia” (At WallBuilders: link)
  • “Was George Washington a Christian?” (At WallBuilders: link)
  • “The Founders and Public Religions Expressions” (At WallBuilders: link)
  • “Is Obama Correct Is America No Longer a Christian Nation?” (At WallBuilders: link
  • “Celebrate Thanksgiving in America” (At WallBuilders: link)
  • “James Madison and Religion in Public” (At WallBuilders: link)

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