Bill Federer

American Minute with Bill Federer "When a Christian people feel themselves to be overtaken by a great public calamity, it becomes them to humble themselves under the dispensation of Divine Providence ..." stated John Tyler in his first act as President, April 13, 1841. President John Tyler continued his Proclamation of a...
American Minute with Bill Federer U.S. Supreme Court stated in the 1892 case of Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States, written by Justice David Josiah Brewer (143 U.S. 457-458, 465-471, 36 L ed 226): "This is a religious people. This is historically true. From the discovery of this continent to...
American Minute with Bill Federer On April 16, 1859, French historian Alexis de Tocqueville died. After nine months of traveling the United States, he wrote Democracy in America in 1835, which has been described as "the most comprehensive ... analysis of character and society in America ever written." Alexis de Tocqueville wrote: "Upon my...
American Minute with Bill Federer Richard Allen was born to slave parents in Philadelphia and sold with his family to a plantation in Dover, Delaware. As a young man, Richard's master, Stokley Sturgis, gave permission for him to attend Methodist religious meetings where he learned to read. In the year 1777, at...
American Minute with Bill Federer Who were the first African American missionaries sent out from the United States? George Lisle, the first ordained African American, went in 1782 to Jamaica with other freed slaves to begin a Baptist Mission. John Marrant, a free black from New York City, went to Newfoundland and...
American Minute with Bill Federer There has never been an abolitionist movement to completely end slavery in the Islamic world, as Mohammed himself owned slaves. The U.S. State Department in 1993 estimated 90,000 Southern Sudanese were captured and taken into slavery by North African Arabs. UNICEF estimated 200,000 children a year are...
American Minute with Bill Federer The Declaration of Independence indicted King George III because: "He has obstructed the administration of justice ..." "He has made judges dependent on his will alone ..." "He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people ..." "He has kept...
American Minute with Bill Federer On MARCH 22, 1758, Princeton University President Jonathan Edwards died from a smallpox inoculation. He had been the valedictorian of his class at Yale. He was ordained in 1727 as a minister in Northampton, Massachusetts, serving as assistant to his grandfather Solomon Stoddard. In 1727, Rev. Jonathan Edwards...
American Minute with Bill Federer Johann Sebastian Bach was born MARCH 21, 1685. By age 10, both his parents had died. At 18, Bach was a church organist, then held positions in royal courts. While serving as cantor at Thomas Church of Leipzig, Bach taught Luther's Small Catechism. In 1717, Bach was imprisoned because...
American Minute with Bill Federer Sir Isaac Newton was born in 1642, the same year Galileo died. His mother was widowed twice, resulting in him being raised by his grandmother. He was sent off to grammar school and later went to Trinity College, Cambridge, 1661. Sir Isaac Newton became a mathematician and...
American Minute with Bill Federer News arrived in Europe in 1571 that Muslim Turks, under the command of Lala Kara Mustafa Pasha, surrounded the Christians in Famagusta, Cyprus. Muslims promised the defenders of Cypus that if they surrendered, they would be allowed to leave. Lala Kara Mustafa Pasha broke his promise by...
American Minute with Bill Federer 70-years-old, he visited his friend William Worth one evening, ate some milk and bread, read out loud from the Bible, laid down on the floor to sleep and never woke up. This was how John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, died on MARCH 18, 1845. Johnny...
American Minute with Bill Federer MARCH 17, around 461 AD, St. Patrick died. As a teenager, the Roman Legions guarding his community in Britain had to be withdrawn to defend Rome, as invading heathen hordes, such as the Visigoths, Ostrogoths, Vandals and Huns, were overrunning the borders. Unprotected, Britain was attacked by...
American Minute with Bill Federer Called the "Chief Architect of the Constitution," he wrote many of the Federalist Papers which helped convince States to ratify the Constitution. He introduced the First Amendment in the first session of Congress. This was James Madison, born MARCH 16, 1751. At the onset of the War of...
American Minute with Bill Federer On MARCH 15, 1941, Franklin Roosevelt warned at the Dinner of White House Correspondents: "Modern tyrants find it necessary to eliminate all democracies... A few weeks ago I spoke of...freedom of speech and expression, freedom of every person to worship God in his own way... If we fail...
American Minute with Bill Federer Albert Einstein was born in Germany on MARCH 14, 1879. He began teaching himself calculus at age 14. With a doctorate from the University of Zurich, Einstein wrote papers on electromagnetic energy, relativity, and statistical mechanics. Einstein predicted a ray of light from a distant star would appear...
American Minute with Bill Federer Susan B. Anthony, who died MARCH 13, 1906, is depicted on a U.S. dollar coin and on a 3-cent stamp. Her statue is in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, together with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott. Susan B. Anthony was raised a Quaker. Her father owned a...
American Minute with Bill Federer Juliette Low had chronic ear infections as a child, which made one ear deaf. A grain of rice thrown at her wedding lodged in her other ear, which was punctured by the procedure to remove it. Juliette Low's father, a U.S. Army General, was previously a Civil...
American Minute with Bill Federer Quakers in Pennsylvania went on record as being the first to oppose slavery with their Germantown Petition of 1688, just 6 years after William Penn founded the colony. In 1776, Quakers prohibited members from owning slaves. Pennsylvania's Ben Franklin was the first president of the first anti-slavery...
American Minute with Bill Federer Admiral Sir William Penn of Britain fought the Dutch navy in the First Anglo-Dutch War, 1652-54. Admiral Penn captured Jamaica from the Spanish in 1655. Admiral Penn helped restore Charles II to the British throne. Admiral Penn helped defeat the Dutch navy in the Second Anglo-Dutch War, 1665-67,...