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Penn’s Holy Experiment – “the seed of a nation”

American Minute with Bill Federer After serving time in prison for his Christian beliefs, William Penn insisted his colony live together in religious toleration William...

“Hamilton”? Shmamilton!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP This mini-rant is my tribute to Mr. Jefferson on his favorite day, July 4. Of all the piling on Thomas Jefferson has endured...

The Bank War: Jackson v. Biddle

Short history of money and attempts to control it. AMERICAN MINUTE WITH BILL FEDERER Money supply has a mixed history. Originally, wealth was measured in precious metals...

Presidents Come and Go … Let’s Pray the Defenders of Our American Way of...

BY ALLEN WEST Two simple words, and yet, last week, they seemed to cause an ever-widening philosophical separation in these United States of America. For...

National Days of Prayer & Eisenhower’s “Back to God” Program

American Minute with Bill Federer President Reagan stated January 27, 1983: "In 1775, the Continental Congress proclaimed the first National Day of Prayer ... In 1783,...

This Is How You Get The U.S. Out Of Debt

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP The state of our finances continues to fulfill our expectations. Eleven millions & an half of Dollars recieved in the course of...

Wisdom and Insights of Benjamin Franklin

American Minute with Bill Federer Founder of America's first hospital, president of America's first anti-slavery society, and Governor of Pennsylvania. On APRIL 17, 1790, the son...

Robert E. Lee, Confederate General & After War-Symbol of National Reconciliation

American Minute with Bill Federer Influence of Confederate General Robert E. Lee during and after the Civil War. Wilmer McLean's farm in Manassas Junction, Virginia, was...

Reagan’s Faith & Politics: Warning of Socialism, Secularism, & Abortion

American Minute with Bill Federer Profound views of 40th President Ronald Reagan was born FEBRUARY 6, 1911. A graduate of Eureka College, IL, 1932, he worked as...

America’s Republic: How the Great Experiment Came About (and How We Keep It)

A brief history of America, its founding documents, and what we can do to keep the flame of liberty burning bright. BY LAWRENCE W. REED I...

Patrick Henry: “As for me, give me liberty or give me death!”

American Minute with Bill Federer A speech that ignited independence! The Declaration of Independence states: ​"... But when a long train of abuses and usurpations ... to...

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...