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Captain Oliver Hazard Perry died AUGUST 23, 1819

American Minute with Bill Federer Among the U.S. Navy and Marine heroes confronting Tripoli's Muslim Barbary pirates was Captain James Lawrence. In 1804, Captain Lawrence was...

War of 1812

American Minute with Bill Federer The French Revolution had left that country in chaos. 26-year-old Napoleon fired cannons down the streets of Paris, mowing down French...

Battle of New Orleans JAN 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...

Divine protection and the War of 1812

American Minute with Bill Federer The French Revolution had left that country in chaos. 26-year-old Napoleon fired cannons down the streets of Paris, mowing down French...

“Old Hickory” died June 8, 1845

American Minute with Bill Federer His Scots-Irish parents emigrated from Ireland two years before his birth. At age 13, Andrew Jackson joined a local militia to...

Nobody knew the war was over

American Minute with Bill Federer 500 men, women and children were massacred at Fort Mims, Alabama, on August 30, 1813, by the Red Stick Creek...

The War of 1812 began on June 18, 1812

American Minute with Bill Federer The War of 1812 began on JUNE 18, 1812. While Napoleon was conquering Europe and invading Russia, Britain turned on America. James...

Gen. Andrew Jackson: Battle of New Orleans & Unerring Hand of Providence

American Minute with Bill Federer Though the War of 1812 was effectively over two weeks earlier with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent, December...

Gen. Andrew Jackson: Battle of New Orleans & Unerring Hand of Providence

American Minute with Bill Federer Though the War of 1812 was effectively over two weeks earlier with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent, December...

What is the full cost of war?

"I consider the war then as entirely justifiable on our part, although I am still sensible it is a deplorable misfortune to us. It has arrested the course of the most remarkable ... "

"Through the Dawns Early Light . . ."

American Minute with Bill Federer September 1814, just weeks after the British burned the U.S. Capitol, they attacked Baltimore, Maryland-the third largest city in America....

We have met the enemy and they are ours!

American Minute with Bill Federer "We have met the enemy and they are ours," exclaimed Oliver Hazard Perry, who died AUGUST 23, 1819. British ships...

God Sends a Tornado — War of 1812 — American Minute

On August 25, 1814, as the British burned the White House, Capitol and public buildings, dark clouds began to roll in. A tornado sent debris flying, blew off roofs and knocked chimneys over on top of British troops. Two cannons were lifted off the ground and dropped yards away. A British historian wrote: More British soldiers were killed by this stroke of nature than from all the firearms the American troops had mustered.

Oliver Wendell Holmes: Old Ironsides — American Minute

The three-masted frigate USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned ship in the world still afloat. It fought the Muslim Barbary Pirates of North Africa in 1803, sailed against the British in the War of 1812, and caught slave traders off the coast of Africa in the 1850's. It was saved from being scrapped by a poem titled "Old Ironsides," written by Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Heaven Intervened — General Andrew Jackson

American Minute with Bill Federer Though the War of 1812 had ended two weeks earlier, news had not yet reached New Orleans and on January...