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“The Constitution has enemies, secret and professed…”

American Minute with Bill Federer One of the five greatest Senators in U.S. history, the State of New Hampshire placed his statue in the U.S....

The Battle of Cowpens JANUARY 17, 1781

American Minute with Bill Federer "The bloody butcher" is what colonists called British Colonel Banastre Tarleton. He let his dragoons bayonet and hack hundreds of surrendering...

1st Amendment is not hostile to religion

American Minute with Bill Federer "Each year on JANUARY 16, we celebrate Religious Freedom Day in commemoration of the passage of the Virginia Statute for...

Martin Luther King Jr’s Dream

American Minute with Bill Federer Martin Luther King, Jr. was born JANUARY 15, 1929. In 1983, Republican President Ronald Reagan signed the bill to make the...

Settlers landed in Georgia JANUARY 13, 1733

American Minute with Bill Federer Early in his career, Eugene of Savoy, under the command of Polish King Jan Sobieski, helped defeat 200,000 Muslim Turks...

Timothy Dwight IV died JANUARY 11, 1817

American Minute with Bill Federer A grandson of Princeton president Jonathan Edwards, he could read at age 4 and entered Yale at 13. He was a...

Beecher’s Bible and the anti-slavery movement

American Minute with Bill Federer He was one of the most popular preacher in American in the middle 1800s. He was the brother of Harriett Beecher...

Communism inevitably supplants and destroys capitalism

American Minute with Bill Federer Richard Milhous Nixon was born JANUARY 9, 1913. He was a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy during WWII, a Congressman, a...

Battle of New Orleans – January 8, 1815

American Minute with Bill Federer 500 men, women and children were massacred at Fort Mims, Alabama, just north of Mobile, on August 30, 1813, by...

Millard Fillmore was born JANUARY 7, 1800

American Minute with Bill Federer "May God save the country, for it is obvious the people will not."- Millard Fillmore Millard Fillmore was elected to the...

George Washington Carver died JANUARY 5, 1943

American Minute with Bill Federer George Washington Carver was born a slave during the Civil War, possibly in 1865, but there are no records. Within a...

Dr. Benjamin Rush born JANUARY 4, 1745

American Minute with Bill Federer "Disease has destroyed ten men for us, where the sword of the enemy has killed one" -wrote John Adams to his...

The Battle of Princeton – JANUARY 3, 1777

American Minute with Bill Federer Frederick the Great of Prussia called these ten days "the most brilliant in the world's history." After winning the Battle of...

Betsy Ross born January 1, 1752

American Minute with Bill Federer A 3-cent stamp honoring Betsy Ross was issued in Philadelphia, JANUARY 2, 1952, commemorating the 200th anniversary of her birth. Born...

A Block of Cheese and the 1st Amendment

American Minute with Bill Federer On JANUARY 1, 1802, the people of Cheshire, Massachusetts, sent a giant block of cheese to President Thomas Jefferson, being...

James T. Fields and The Atlantic Monthly

American Minute with Bill Federer James T. Fields was born DECEMBER 31, 1817. His father was a sea captain and died before Fields was three. James T....

Thomas Paine’s Common Sense

American Minute with Bill Federer "Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us that the harder the conflict, the...

America and The Hand of Providence

American Minute with Bill Federer Catherine the Great of Russia (1729-1796) rebuffed King George III's requests and bribes to have Russia side with Britain during...

Anno Domini, the year of our Lord

American Minute with Bill Federer John 3:16-18, "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes on him...

Christmas Eve over the years…

American Minute with Bill Federer On CHRISTMAS EVE, DECEMBER 24, 1492, Columbus' ship, the Santa Maria, ran aground on the island of Hispanola (Haiti). Columbus...