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Fisher Ames helped ratify the Constitution

American Minute with Bill Federer He sat next to George Washington in the pew at St. Paul's Chapel in New York during the religious service...

Mohammedanism was based on Arab nationalism

American Minute with Bill Federer Constantinople was the capital of the eastern Roman Christian world since Emperor Constantine in 330 AD. It was conquered by the...

Lessons from the fall of the Roman Empire

American Minute with Bill Federer THE FALL OF ROME was a culmination of external and internal factors. GREAT WALL OF CHINA By 220AD, the Later Eastern Han...

Bill Clinton born AUGUST 19, 1946

American Minute with Bill Federer "Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive!" wrote Sir Walter Scott in his poem...

What then is the spirit of liberty?

American Minute with Bill Federer "A conservative among liberals, and a liberal among conservatives," he was not consistently conservative enough for Republican President Warren G. Harding...

Without God there could be no American form of Government

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...

Charles Finney died AUGUST 16, 1875

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...

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...

Being Grateful to God

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...

William Penn’s “holy experiment”

American Minute with Bill Federer William Penn was arrested and imprisoned several times for sharing his politically incorrect views which were not in agreement with...

Alexis de Tocqueville born JULY 29, 1805

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...

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...

V for Victory

American Minute with Bill Federer Winston Churchill became Prime Minister of Britain on May 10, 1940. World War II would rage another year and a half...

GREED and the GOSPEL

American Minute with Bill Federer Apostle of the Indies, Bartolome' de Las Casas, died JULY 17, 1566. In 1502, he left Spain for the West Indies,...

Lighten up, Francis…

BY T.F. STERN There’s a news item via NBC that came up when I was flipping through headlines, Georgia officers on leave after coin-toss used...

France’s godless Revolution

American Minute with Bill Federer France's King Louis XVI sent his navy and troops to help America gain independence from Britain, for which France gained...

Politicians are tempted toward ‘legal plunder’

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...

A Modern Day Korihor?

BY T.F. STERN Social media is an interesting place for friends to sort out issues… and for folks who’re not so friendly.  That said, I...

DUTY OF PEOPLE TO VOTE RESPONSIBLY

American Minute with Bill Federer At a time when most of the world was ruled by kings, Americans held its first popularly elected legislative assembly. Jamestown...

Father’s Day

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...

Thinking of my Father

BY T.F. STERN Most of you never knew my father; but he was an interesting man.  I’m not sure I ever really knew him either;...

The Magna Carta – cornerstone of English liberty

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...

Thirteen Stars and Thirteen Stripes

American Minute with Bill Federer On JUNE 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress selected the FLAG of the United States. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson designated...

Port Royal sank into the sea JUNE 7, 1692

American Minute with Bill Federer Spain laid claim to the Island of Jamaica from the time Columbus landed there in 1494. In 1503, Columbus was shipwrecked...

Samuel Langdon’s “Government Corrupted By Vice”

American Minute with Bill Federer Just six weeks after the Battles of Lexington and Concord, Harvard President Samuel Langdon, MAY 31, 1775, spoke to the...

Noah Webster on morality, culture and the Bible

American Minute with Bill Federer The earliest human records appeared about 3,000 or 4,000 BC - Sumerian cuneiform on clay tablets in the Mesopotamian Valley. This...

John Wayne born MAY 26, 1907

American Minute with Bill Federer "Mad Anthony" Wayne raised a militia unit at the beginning of the Revolutionary War and participated in the invasion of...

The Fairfax Resolves

American Minute with Bill Federer Virginia's Royal Governor, Lord Dunmore, dismissed Virginia's House of Burgesses on May 27, 1774. Why? Thomas Jefferson had drafted a resolution calling...

Armed Forces Day

American Minute with Bill Federer Army Day, Navy Day and Air Force Day were combined in 1949 to be Armed Forces Day, celebrated the 3RD...

Mother’s Day

American Minute with Bill Federer Mothers' Day was held in Boston in 1872 at the suggestion of Julia Ward Howe, writer of "The Battle Hymn...