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God and America’s Military

American Minute with Bill Federer After having the Declaration of Independence read to his troops, General George Washington issued the order, July 9, 1776: "Commanding officers...

Blackstone’s Commentaries and the Revolution

American Minute with Bill Federer Sir William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England, published 1765-1769 by Oxford's Clarendon Press, had an immense influence on...

Napoleon was born AUGUST 15, 1769

American Minute with Bill Federer After his education, he was commissioned in the French military in 1785, and quickly advanced. When the French Revolution began, he...

Survival of Civilization

American Minute with Bill Federer V-J Day, AUGUST 14, 1945, President Harry S Truman stated at a News Conference announcing the end of World War...

H.G. Wells died AUGUST 13, 1946

American Minute with Bill Federer "New Jersey is being invaded by Martians!" exclaimed actor Orson Welles. He was reading the script of a 1938 radio drama...

America the Beautiful

American Minute with Bill Federer "O Beautiful, For Spacious Skies, For Amber Waves of Grain ..." Almost chosen as the National Anthem in 1926, "America the...

The Equal Access Act

American Minute with Bill Federer In an attempted to warn the nation, the Democrat Congressman from Florida, Albert S. Herlong, Jr., read into the U.S...

Civilization following Christianity

American Minute with Bill Federer In 1831, three Nez Perce Indians and one Flathead Indian, traveled from the Oregon Territory to St. Louis, Missouri, looking...

The Cane Ridge Revival August 7, 1801

American Minute with Bill Federer Thomas Jefferson noted in his Memorandum Book: "I have subscribed to the building of an Episcopalian church, two hundred dollars; a...

Alfred Lord Tennyson born AUGUST 6, 1809

American Minute with Bill Federer Camelot and King Arthur's Court, Knights of the Round Table, Guinevere, Sir Lancelot, Sir Galahad, and the search for the...

Apostle to the Indians

American Minute with Bill Federer The first book printed in America was the Bay Psalm Book by John Eliot, who was baptized in England as...

AN APPEAL TO HEAVEN

American Minute with Bill Federer In June of 1775, citizens acting as merchant mariners captured the British schooner HMS Margaretta around Machias, Massachusetts. That same month,...

Columbus set sail AUGUST 3, 1492

American Minute with Bill Federer "There are but 155 years left...at which time...the world will come to an end," wrote Christopher Columbus in his book...

PT-109 sank AUGUST 2, 1943

American Minute with Bill Federer U.S. Navy patrol torpedo boat PT 109 was rammed AUGUST 2, 1943, by Japanese destroyer Amagiri. PT-109 sank. Though sustaining permanent back...

Herman Melville born AUGUST 1, 1819

American Minute with Bill Federer "There she blows!" cried the lookout, sighting Moby Dick. Captain Ahab, driven by revenge, sailed the seas to capture this great...

Christopher Columbus and Booker T. Washington?

American Minute with Bill Federer On the third of his four voyages, Columbus sailed south along the west coast of Africa before heading west across...

William Penn’s “holy experiment” of “Brotherly Love”

American Minute with Bill Federer William Penn was arrested and imprisoned several times for sharing his religious opinions which were not in agreement with the...

Christianity – Religion in America

American Minute with Bill Federer Alexis de Tocqueville was born JULY 29, 1805. A French social scientist, he traveled the United States in 1831, and wrote...

Ben Franklin’s America

American Minute with Bill Federer On JULY 26, 1775, Benjamin Franklin became the first Postmaster General of the United States, a position he held under...

Ulysses S. Grant died, July 23, 1885

American Minute with Bill Federer Ulysses S. Grant was commissioned JULY 25, 1866, as General of the Army, the first ever to hold that rank...