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Fort Caroline -1st US French Settlement

American Minute with Bill Federer The Pilgrims fled England to Holland. When Spain threatened to invade Holland, the Pilgrims considered sailing to Guyana in South America,...

Henry Clay died JUNE 29, 1852

American Minute with Bill Federer "I would rather be right than President," answered Henry Clay, when told his abolitionist position would cost him the election. Henry...

The Constitutional Convention

American Minute with Bill Federer The Constitutional Convention was in a deadlock over how large and small states could be represented equally. Some delegates left. Then, on...

Helen Keller born JUNE 27, 1880

American Minute with Bill Federer Helen Keller was born JUNE 27, 1880. At the age of two she suffered an illness that left her blind and...

United Nations Charter – JUNE 26, 1945

American Minute with Bill Federer Franklin Roosevelt coined the name 'United Nations' for the allied countries fighting together against the National Socialist Workers Party (Nazi)...

The Constitution and usurpation of power

American Minute with Bill Federer Thomas Jefferson wrote to Mr. Hammond in 1821: "The germ of dissolution of our federal government is in...the federal judiciary; an irresponsible...

Jedediah Smith, born JUNE 24, 1798

American Minute with Bill Federer His travels were exceeded only by Lewis and Clark. He led expeditions up the Missouri River with such characters as keelboatman...

Delaware Indians Treaty JUNE 23, 1683

American Minute with Bill Federer In the summer of 1683, Ottoman General Mustafa Pasha was laying siege to Vienna, Austria, with 200,000 Muslim jihad warriors. Sultan...

Why Should Ethan Couch Get a ‘Mulligan’ for Manslaughter?

BY MARK HENDRICKSON The “affluenza” family is back in the news again. We first learned about the Couch family from Texas in the winter of 2013-2014...

Voting and Christian Values

American Minute with Bill Federer There is an interesting history of voting in America and how the first popularly elected legislative assembly in America came...

America linked to God’s Providence

American Minute with Bill Federer Twelve of the original 13 States sent delegates to Philadelphia where they drafted the U.S. Constitution (Rhode Island boycotted the...

Christian principles and government

American Minute with Bill Federer JUNE 20, 1632, King Charles I of England granted a charter for the Colony of Maryland, named for his CATHOLIC...

Samuel Chase U.S. Supreme Court Justice

American Minute with Bill Federer The first formal "Father's Day" was celebrated JUNE 19, 1910, in Spokane, Washington. Sonora Louise Smart Dodd heard a church sermon...

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...

History of Bunker Hill

American Minute with Bill Federer "Don't Shoot Until You See the Whites of Their Eyes!" commanded Colonel William Prescott, repeating the order of General Israel...

Don’t Support Ban on Assault Rifles

BY T.F. STERN I saw this poster on Facebook and had to respond.  How do you gently explain to one of your ‘friends’ that by...

Wernher von Braun on Science and Faith

American Minute with Bill Federer The "Father of Modern Space Flight," Wernher von Braun, died JUNE 16, 1977. He acknowledging his debt to the "Father of...

Magna Carta signed JUNE 15, 1215

American Minute with Bill Federer England was invaded by 'Dane' Vikings from Scandinavia who destroyed churches, libraries and defeated all opposition except for 23-year-old King...

THE FLAG OF OUR COUNTRY

American Minute with Bill Federer Thirteen Stars and Thirteen Stripes. On JUNE 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress selected the FLAG of the United States. President Woodrow...

Lafayette arrived to fight JUNE 13, 1777

American Minute with Bill Federer Born September 6, 1757, his father died before he was two-years-old and his mother died when he was twelve, leaving...