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A Republic’s Great Error: Continuing Any Feature That Increases the Love of Power

AMERICAN MINUTE WITH BILL FEDERER "Tippecanoe and Tyler too" was the campaign slogan of 9th President William Henry Harrison, born FEBRUARY 9, 1773. Harrison was an...

A Republic's Great Error: Continuing Any Feature That Increases the Love of Power

AMERICAN MINUTE WITH BILL FEDERER "Tippecanoe and Tyler too" was the campaign slogan of 9th President William Henry Harrison, born FEBRUARY 9, 1773. Harrison was an...

Daniel Webster: If We Recklessly Destroy the Constitution

AMERICAN MINUTE WITH BILL FEDERER One of the five greatest Senators in U.S. history, the State of New Hampshire placed his statue in the U.S....

George Washington Dies

American Minute with Bill Federer He caught a chill riding horseback several hours in the snow while inspecting his Mount Vernon farm. The next morning it...

FDR: We Will Inevitably Triumph: So Help Us God

American Minute with Bill Federer "DECEMBER 7, 1941- a date which will live in infamy- the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked...

Cleveland Passed the Test of Character and Statesmanship

LAWRENCE REED, THE FREEMAN As usual, this year’s presidential campaign will test the popularity of two men. It will also tell us a lot about...

Columbus' prayer and Booker T. Washington's speech

American Minute with Bill Federer On his third voyage, Columbus sailed south along the west coast of Africa before heading west across the Atlantic Ocean,...

William Penn and his Holy Experiment of Philadelphia

American Minute with Bill Federer He was arrested and imprisoned in the Tower of London eight months for being a Quaker, but later King Charles...

Astronauts, Space, and Faith

American Minute with Bill Federer On JULY 20, 1969, Astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon, stating: "One small step for...

Alexander Hamilton Shot in a Duel

American Minute with Bill Federer He intentionally fired into the air, but his political rival, former Vice-President Aaron Burr, took deadly aim and fatally shot...

Andrew Jackson ends The Bank of the United States

American Minute with Bill Federer Alexander Hamilton helped create the first Bank of the United States in 1791, over the objections of Thomas Jefferson. By 1822,...

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....

Presidents Wilson, Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, and FDR

American Minute with Bill Federer On MAY 30, 1917, in an address before the Grand Army of the Republic at Arlington Cemetery, President Woodrow Wilson...

John F. Kennedy

American Minute with Bill Federer Awarded the Navy's medal of heroism during World War II, helping to rescue sailors from the PT109, and the Pulitzer...

Memorial Day: Greater Love Hath No Man Than This

American Minute with Bill Federer Southern women scattered spring flowers on the graves of both the Northern and Southern soldiers who died during the Civil...

Samuel Adams: Father of the Revolution

Liberty Letters with Steve Farrell As I have noted before, Samuel Adams was one of the first victims of the historical revisionism of that socialist...

Constitutional Countdown

RICH TUCKER, HERITAGE FOUNDATION What can someone accomplish in four months? It’s possible to play an entire NFL football season, but you’d need another full...

The Duke: John Wayne

American Minute with Bill Federer Oscar winning actor Marion Michael Morrison, better known as John Wayne, was born MAY 26, 1907. Of Presbyterian Scots-Irish descent, his...

Kit Carson: fur trapper, Indian agent and soldier

American Minute with Bill Federer Fur trapper, Indian agent, and soldier was Kit Carson. His exploits west of the Mississippi were as famous as Daniel...

Men with Brains and Faith: Robert Fulton

American Minute with Bill Federer The SS SAVANNAH left MAY 22, 1819, from Savannah, Georgia, and 25 days later arrived in Liverpool, England, completing the...

Mother's Day: A Brief History

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...

Mother’s Day: A Brief History

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...

Ethan Allen & the Capture of Fort Ticonderoga

American Minute with Bill Federer A surprise attack before dawn on MAY 10, 1775, gave America one of its first victories of the Revolutionary War. Just...

Ethan Allen & the Capture of Fort Ticonderoga

American Minute with Bill Federer A surprise attack before dawn on MAY 10, 1775, gave America one of its first victories of the Revolutionary War. Just...

Harry S. Truman, 33rd President

American Minute with Bill Federer The 33rd U.S. President was born MAY 8, 1884. He was captain of a field artillery battery in France during World...

Pennsylvannia's Frame of Government, William Penn

American Minute with Bill Federer William Penn wrote the Preface for Pennsylvania's Frame of Government, May 5, 1682: "When the great and wise God had made...

Pennsylvannia’s Frame of Government, William Penn

American Minute with Bill Federer William Penn wrote the Preface for Pennsylvania's Frame of Government, May 5, 1682: "When the great and wise God had made...

Louisiana Purchase, Haiti and Napoleon

American Minute with Bill Federer The size of the U.S. doubled on APRIL 30, 1803, with the Louisiana Purchase. Nearly a million square miles, purchased at...

The Courageous Admiral David Farragut

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