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American naval battles – a short history

American Minute with Bill Federer "Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!" yelled Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, who had lashed himself atop the mainsail to see...

The value of skill and bravery combined!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP ... you have shewn to your countrymen that that enemy cannot meet bravery & skill united. in proving to them that our...

Enough is enough!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I am an enemy to all these douceurs , tributes & humiliations. what the laws impose on us let us execute faithfully;...

The pirates are in Congress’ court.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP ... being convinced it is money thrown away, that there is no end to the demands of these powers, nor any security...

What will herding cats do to you? Part 3

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP They have taken two of our vessels, and I fear will ask such a tribute for a forbearance of their piracies...

How do you herd cats? Part 2

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … nothing was now wanting to bring it into direct and formal consideration, but the assent of our government … I communicated...

How do you herd cats?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Our commerce in the Mediterranean was placed under early alarm by the capture of two of our vessels and crews by the...

Thanks for giving them a black eye!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … I do myself the pleasure … of expressing to you on behalf of your country, the high satisfaction inspired by your...

Don’t Give Up the Ship—Captain James Lawrence

American Minute with Bill Federer "Don't Give Up The Ship!" commanded 31-year-old Captain James Lawrence, as he lay wounded on the deck of the U.S.S....

Don't Give Up the Ship—Captain James Lawrence

American Minute with Bill Federer "Don't Give Up The Ship!" commanded 31-year-old Captain James Lawrence, as he lay wounded on the deck of the U.S.S....

The Time to Stop North Korea Is Now

As long as North Korea’s leaders think they can bully the United States with impunity, the probability of future attacks on South Korea, or worse, remains high

The Man Who Wrote the Declaration of Independence — American Minute

He drafted the Declaration of Independence, was Governor of Virginia and founded the University of Virginia. As the 3rd U.S. President, he approved the Louisiana Purchase and had Lewis and Clark explore it. He sent the Marines to stop the Muslim Barbary Pirates of Tripoli. His name was Thomas Jefferson.

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.

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