Pilgrims & Founders Sacrifices for Freedom Best-Selling Author and Nationally Known Speaker William J. Federer

Freedom in America did not come easily and it didn’t come without great sacrifice.

The Founders Fight for Freedom

The Founders were willing to risk everything for Independence and to set up a government of freedom.

“And for the support of this Declaration… we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.” – The Declaration of Independence

John Hancock, the 39-year-old President of the Continental Congress, signed the Declaration first, reportedly saying “the price on my head has just doubled.”

Many of the 56 signers sacrificed their prosperity for their posterity.

Of the Signers:
11 had their homes destroyed;
5 were hunted and captured;
17 served in the military; and
9 died during the war.

Signers Edward Rutledge, age 27, Thomas Heyward, Jr., age 30, and Arthur Middleton, age 34, were made prisoners at the Siege of Charleston.

42-year-old signer Thomas McKean wrote that he was “hunted like a fox by the enemy, compelled to remove my family five times in three month.”

46-year-old Richard Stockton signed and was dragged from his bed at night and jailed.

50-year-old signer Abraham Clarkhad two sons tortured and imprisoned on the British starving ship Jersey.

“I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure, that it will cost us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the gloom I can see the rays of ravishing light and glory. I can see that the end is more than worth all the means,” – John Adams, letter to his wife

Though it took eight years, Americans won their independence.

William J. Federer is available to discuss. To schedule an interview, please contact: sarah@americanpriorities.com

The Pilgrims Flight for Freedom

On the 4th of July, when thinking of America’s independence and freedom, we often think of the Founding Fathers, but what about the Pilgrims also?

Because of their faith, the Pilgrims sacrificed everything to come to America. They sought to have a land where they were free to worship God.

How did kings of Spain, France & England, & Turkish Sultans dominate people’s lives? What were the Pilgrims risking by leaving? How miraculous was it for them to escape Europe? What freedoms did the Pilgrims flee Europe to bring to America?

Both the Founders and the Pilgrims sacrificed immensely for our freedoms!

William J. Federer is available to discuss. To schedule an interview, please contact: sarah@americanpriorities.com

William J. Federer is author of the new book The Treacherous World of the 16th Century & How the Pilgrims Escaped It: The Prequel to America’s Freedom, the compelling Pilgrim experience told from an amazing world perspective!

Federer is also the author of: American Minute – Notable Events of American Significance Remembered on the Date They Occurred. The book features an interesting and inspiring collection of historical vignettes, one for each day of the year. Well-known holidays, national achievements and famous individuals are recalled in fascinating detail as well as little known facts of courage, sacrifice, faith, and captivating American trivia.

About William J. Federer

Author of 20 books and speaking in over 100 cities a year, William J. Federer is a best-selling author and nationally known speaker.

Federer has been featured on television, radio and in print including: FOX, Hannity & Colmes, O’Reilly Factor, CSPAN, New York Times, Washington Times, Washington Post, USA Today, D. James Kennedy Ministries, The 700 Club, Focus on the Family, Janet Parshall’s America, USA Radio Network, NPR, WorldNetDaily.com and more!

Whether discussing America’s heritage, current events or more, William J. Federer offers a wealth of information. His vast knowledge of such issues combined with his bold, informative answers and dynamic speaking abilities make him an excellent interview guest! Interview Federer about his captivating resources!

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