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Blockade of Boston’s Harbor, Virginia’s Day of Fasting, & the “Shot Heard Round the...

American Minute with Bill Federer After a long list of Acts intended to bring colonists into submission, which sparked the Boston Massacre, the British imposed...

On Washington’s Birthday – A Mini-Biography of this God-fearing Father of Our Country

AMERICAN MINUTE WITH BILL FEDERER Presidents' Day is actually Washington's birthday, recognized by an Act of Congress for government offices in Washington, D.C., in 1879,...

John Quincy Adams: His Fight Against Slavery & His Faith in the Bible

American Minute with Bill Federer On FEBRUARY 21, 1848, "Old Man Eloquent" John Quincy Adams suffered a stroke at his desk in the House chamber. He...

Peter Cartwright, Abraham Lincoln, & Final Farewell at Springfield, Illinois

American Minute with Bill Federer Peter Cartwright (1785-1872) was ordained by the Methodist circuit-riding preachers Rev. Francis Asbury and Rev. William McKendree. He served as a...

Nazi Body Parts Experiments, Jews Disarmed, Arab Legion, anti-Christian agenda, & Bonhoeffer’s courageous opposition

American Minute with Bill Federer Vladimir Lenin, the first leader of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, stated: "Socialized medicine is a keystone to the establishment...

Battle Hymn of the Republic & efforts to end the slave trade

American Minute with Bill Federer Five dollars was all she was paid by the Atlantic Monthly Magazine for her poem, "The Battle Hymn of the...

Origin and Adoption of the Constitution – Justice Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Book 3, Chapter 1,  ORIGIN & ADOPTION OF THE CONSTITUTION § 272. IN...

Jefferson’s Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom

AMERICAN MINUTE WITH BILL FEDERER "On Religious Freedom Day ... we commemorate the ... anniversary of the passing of a State law that has shaped...

Martin Luther King, Jr., change the Christian way: thru love of neighbor & peaceful...

American Minute with Bill Federer In 1983, Republican President Ronald Reagan signed the bill to make the 3rd Monday in January a holiday in honor...

Bleeding Kansas, John Brown, Beecher’s Bibles & Preacher Henry Ward Beecher

American Minute with Bill Federer He was one of the most popular preachers in America in the middle 1800s. His sister was Harriett Beecher Stowe, who...

George Washington’s State of the Union Address Holds Lessons for the 21st Century

It was a time when government knew its limits and its proper place, and the people did too. BY LAWRENCE W. REED A few million people...

Millard Fillmore, 13th U.S. President: A Grateful Sense of Our Profound Obligations

American Minute with Bill Federer "May God save the country, for it is obvious the people will not." -Millard Fillmore Millard Fillmore was elected to the...

History of the Revolution – Justice Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Book 2, Chapter 1,  HISTORY OF THE REVOLUTION § 198. WE have now...

George H. W. Bush and the call that surrendered the Soviet Union

BY PAUL G. KENGOR Editor’s note: This article first appeared at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Numerous tributes to George H. W. Bush this week hailed his crucial...

What Led to the Emancipation Proclamation & 13th Amendment?

American Minute with Bill Federer During the 1787 Constitutional Convention, the pro-slavery South wanted to count slaves so as to have a higher population so...

Connecting the Dots: Renaissance, Reformation, Revolution

American Minute with Bill Federer How did Islam's expansion lead to the Dark Ages, the Age of Discovery, the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the American...

Handmaidens of the Lord: Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman & Anna Murray-Douglass

American Minute with Bill Federer Born a slave in New York in 1797, she spoke only Dutch until sold around the age of 9, together...

General Review of the Colonies (Cont.) – Joseph Story’s Commentaries, Ch. 17

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, Chapter 17, GENERAL REVIEW OF THE COLONIES (CONT.) § 159. IN...

Thanks, Mr. Jefferson, for writing the Constitution! (WRONG!)

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … one passage, in the paper you inclosed me, must be corrected. it is the following. ‘and all say that it was...

New Jersey: Joseph Story’s Commentaries on the Constitution, Vol. 1, Ch. 11

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, Chapter 11,  NEW JERSEY § 115. New Jersey, as we have...

The Declaration of Independence: A Spiritual Manifesto

Called Unto Liberty, Ezra Taft Benson, This Nation Shall Endure As we read the newspapers and other printed materials, listen to television and radio, and...

Maryland—Vol. 1, Ch. 9, Commentaries on the Constitution, by Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, Chapter 9,  MARYLAND § 103. THE province of Maryland was included...

The American Epic-1760-1800

The Founding of the American Republic: Part 1 By Clarence Carson Several years ago, I introduced and undertook to teach a college course called "The Founding...

Rhode Island—Vol. 1, Ch. 8, Commentaries on the Constitution, by Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, Chapter 8,  RHODE ISLAND § 94. RHODE ISLAND was originally settled by...

Pastors Lead the Charge

By David Barton March 17 is annually celebrated in Boston as "Evacuation Day," commemorating the departure of the British from the city after an extended...

I Insist That You Not Write About Me!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP The enquiries in your printed letter of Aug. 1808. would lead to the writing the history of my whole life, than which...

John Adams: The Gloomy Cowardice of the Times is Intollerable

American Correspondence John Adams—in a letter to his wife—expresses a few sentiments during the Continental Congress at Philadelphia. Posterity! You will never know, how much it...

Weekly Story: Great Transcontinental Air Race

Weekly Story On October 8, 1919, the US Army begins the first Transcontinental Air Race. The Course of the Transcontinental Air Classic Is Dotted with Machines...

Anonymous, a Dialogue Between the Devil, and George III, Tyrant of Britain

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, FOUNDING ERA SATIRE Anonymous: 1782 Not a sermon and by an author anonymous and unknown, this satirical dialogue first appeared in 1782 in...

Individual Liberty In The Crucible Of History: A Collectivist Curvature of the Mind

CLARENCE B. CARSON, IDEAS ON LIBERTY Any capable observer should be able to see that there has been a gradual and mounting circum­scription of liberty...