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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...

H.G. Wells died AUGUST 13, 1946

American Minute with Bill Federer "New Jersey is being invaded by Martians!" exclaimed actor Orson Welles. He was reading the script of a 1938 radio drama...

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...

The Communist goals for America

American Minute with Bill Federer In an attempted to warn the nation, the Democrat Congressman from Florida, Albert S. Herlong, Jr., read into the U.S...

Herbert Hoover born August 10, 1874

American Minute with Bill Federer Herbert Hoover was born AUGUST 10, 1874. His Quaker mother taught Sunday School and spoke at Friend's meetings before she died...

Marcus Whitman – missionary and pioneer

American Minute with Bill Federer After the Louisiana Purchase from France in 1803, Jefferson sent Lewis and Clark to explore the Northwest from May 1804...

Richard Nixon resigned on AUGUST 8, 1974

American Minute with Bill Federer White House scandals have been motivated by greed, love of power, lust, or a conviction that one's political agenda is...

The SECOND Great Awakening

American Minute with Bill Federer Thomas Jefferson noted in his Memorandum Book: "I have subscribed to the building of an Episcopalian church, two hundred dollars; a...

Bible reading is an education in itself

American Minute with Bill Federer Camelot and King Arthur's Court, Knights of the Round Table, Guinevere, Sir Lancelot, Sir Galahad, and the search for the...

John Eliot the “Apostle to the Indians.”

American Minute with Bill Federer Settlers in New England highlighted the conflict between those motivated by greed and those motivated by the gospel. Greed-motivated settlers viewed...

From Revenue Marine to U.S. Navy

American Minute with Bill Federer In June of 1775, citizens acting as merchant mariners captured the British schooner HMS Margaretta around Machias, Massachusetts (present-day Maine). That...

Columbus set sail first voyage AUGUST 3, 1492

American Minute with Bill Federer "There are but 155 years left ... at which time ... the world will come to an end," wrote Christopher...

PT 109 sank AUGUST 2, 1943,

American Minute with Bill Federer U.S. Navy patrol torpedo boat PT 109 was rammed AUGUST 2, 1943, by Japanese destroyer Amagiri. PT-109 sank. Though sustaining permanent back...

Herman Melville, born AUGUST 1, 1819

American Minute with Bill Federer "There she blows!" cried the lookout, sighting Moby Dick. Captain Ahab, driven by revenge, sailed the seas to capture this great...

Columbus sighted Trinidad JULY 31, 1498

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

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...

The 14TH AMENDMENT adopted JULY 28, 1868

American Minute with Bill Federer In 1857, the Supreme Court, with 7 of the 9 Justices being Democrat, decided that Dred Scott was not a...

Self Governance vs Communism

American Minute with Bill Federer "FREEDOM IS NOT FREE" is the inscription on the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Korean War started June 25,...

Benjamin Franklin – 1st Postmaster General of U.S.

American Minute with Bill Federer On JULY 26, 1775, Benjamin Franklin became the first Postmaster General of the United States, a position he held under...

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...

Free exercise of religion

American Minute with Bill Federer Spanish Explorers Hernando de Soto, in 1540, and Juan Pardo, in 1567, traveled inland from North America's eastern coast and...

Roger Sherman – Who?

American Minute with Bill Federer He was the only person to sign all four of America's founding documents: -Articles of Association-1774, -Declaration of Independence-1776, -Articles of Confederation-1777, -U.S. Constitution-1787. Who...

Carl Sandburg’s faith

American Minute with Bill Federer "I see America not in the setting sun of a black night of despair ... I see America in the crimson...

The Scopes Monkey Trial

American Minute with Bill Federer The Scopes Monkey Trial in 1925 pitted EVOLUTION against CREATION. Clarence Darrow defended EVOLUTION. Darrow had previously defended Leopold and Loeb, the...

Communion on the moon?

American Minute with Bill Federer "One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind," stated Astronaut Neil Armstrong, JULY 20, 1969, as he...

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...

The French and Indian War

American Minute with Bill Federer In the decades prior to the Revolutionary War, tensions arose between the two largest global powers: BRITAIN, led by King...

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,...

NASA, Astronauts and God

American Minute with Bill Federer "Godspeed, John Glenn," radioed backup-pilot Scott Carpenter from the blockhouse as the rockets fired up on February 20, 1962. Astronaut John...