1776 AD – Lee Resolution
On June 7, 1776, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia, introduced this resolution in the Second Continental Congress proposing independence for the American colonies.
Acting under the instruction of the Virginia Convention, Richard Henry Lee on June 7, 1776, introduced a resolution in the Second Continental Congress proposing independence for the colonies. The Lee Resolution essentially says in it’s simplest form, we the people cast-out our current mode of government, create a new confederate of at that time were 13 Coloies, and that we are willing to surcfice our lives , our property and our sacred honor to get it. This leads to the War of Independence from the British King and he’s corrupt democratic parlament. (more…)
Recently the end of the Mayan Long Calendar has received a lot of attention because of
the belief that the date is closely linked in with the end of the world as we know it today. These 2012 predictions range from those on a celestial level to those on a much more earthly realm. One of the reasons why researchers of Mayan culture and mythology are so certain that this calendar means something is because of the exacting relevance and research that was put into studying the solar system and the corresponding important dates.
For example, the end of the calendar takes place at the end of the thirteenth baktun. The number thirteen was considered by the Mayan to be a very important and spiritual number. Not to mention the fact that December 21st, 2012, is not only the winter solstice, but is actually the date that a rare alignment will take place of the entire Milky Way. This is something that only occurs once every twenty five thousand years. The fact that the Mayans knew this date was going to be an important one for the alignment of the planets is not a coincidence. In fact, the Mayan culture has several components that are closely linked in with the study of astronomy. (more…)
The tradition of the New Year’s Resolutions goes all the way back to 153 B.C. Janus, a mythical king of early Rome was placed at the head of the calendar.
With two faces, Janus could look back on past events and forward to the future. Janus became the ancient symbol for resolutions and many Romans looked for forgiveness from their enemies and also exchanged gifts before the beginning of each year. (more…)
By: Dr. Trevor Smith
In 1863, during the Civil War, the Union captured the city of Vicksburg, and also defeated a Confederate army at the Battle of Gettysburg. These two events were crushing blows to the South’s ability to fight the North. Although the war continued for almost two more years, July 1863 marked a clear turning point after which the South could no longer expect to with the war militarily. (more…)
By: Dr. Trevor Smith
In 1718 the first French settlers arrived at the mouth of the Mississippi River and began plantation farming. These settlers would be joined by French Haitians, known as Creoles, and the new colony grew and was named Orleans Nouveaux (New Orleans). Sugar cane became the dominant crop, which grew after new technology enabled sugar to be processed more efficiently. The city of New Orleans evolved to become this settlement’s primary port.