Bill Federer

Standing Miracle by the God of Armies

American Minute with Bill Federer After defeating the British, General George Washington was so popular that many urged him to declare himself king. Instead, on...

All the President's Churches

American Minute with Bill Federer On NOVEMBER 1, 1800, John Adams became the first U.S. President to move into the White House. The following day he...

Independent Minds for Independent America

American Minute with Bill Federer Upon signing the Declaration of Independence, Samuel Adams stated: "This day, I trust, the reign of political protestantism will commence." The 56...

American Minute: Without Virtue, There Can Be No Liberty

American Minute with Bill Federer John Adams was born OCTOBER 30, 1735. A Harvard graduate, he was admitted to the bar and married Abigail Smith...

Hoover: I am My Brother's Keeper

American Minute with Bill Federer OCTOBER 29, 1929, the New York Stock Exchange crashed. Panic ensued as Wall Street sold 16,410,030 shares in a single...

America: Place of the Second Chance

American Minute with Bill Federer The Statue of Liberty was dedicated OCTOBER 28, 1886. A gift from France, it was built by Gustave Eiffel, builder of...

Teddy Roosevelt: Fear God and Take Your Part

American Minute with Bill Federer His wife and mother died on Valentine's Day, 1884. Depressed, he left to ranch in the Dakotas. Returning to New...

1774: Resistance to Tyranny Becomes the Christian

American Minute with Bill Federer On OCTOBER 26, 1774, the Provincial Congress of Massachusetts reorganized their defenses with one-third of their regiments being "Minutemen," ready to...

Grover Cleveland's Thanksgiving Proclamation

American Minute with Bill Federer On OCTOBER 25, 1887, President Grover Cleveland proclaimed a National Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer: The goodness and the mercy of...

Romulo: American Founding Inspired by People of Faith

American Minute with Bill Federer Created to prevent future wars, the United Nations, a name coined by Franklin Roosevelt, officially began OCTOBER 24, 1945. Since then there...

Thanksgiving Day 1913: God, Virtue, and Love of Neighbor

American Minute with Bill Federer President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed a Day of Thanksgiving, stating: The season is at hand in which it has been our long...

Sam Houston and the Texas Declaration of Independence

American Minute with Bill Federer OCTOBER 22, 1836, General Sam Houston was sworn in as the first President of the Republic of Texas. As a teenager,...

Horatio Nelson: Thank God I Have Done My Duty!

American Minute with Bill Federer British Admiral Horatio Nelson lost his right eye capturing Corsica and his right arm attacking the Canary Islands. He captured...

Herbert Hoover: Democracy the Outgrowth of Religious Conviction

American Minute with Bill Federer He coordinated relief to millions when the Mississippi River levees broke during the 1927 flood and he organized feeding 300 million...

Cornwallis' Surrenders; Washington Invites Troops to Thank God

American Minute with Bill Federer British General Henry Clinton ordered General Cornwallis to move 8,000 troops to a defensive position where the York River enters...

Pilgrim William Brewster: Faith Through Adversity

American Minute with Bill Federer The only Pilgrim to have his portrait painted, Edward Winslow was born OCTOBER 18, 1595. He joined the Separatists, a persecuted...

Death of Jane McCrea, a Signal Stroke of Providence

American Minute with Bill Federer Her beautiful, long hair was scalped off her head by Indians after she was shot. This was the fate of...

The Miracle of 1746

American Minute with Bill Federer In 1746, French Duke of d'Anville sailed for New England, commanding the most powerful fleet of the time - 70...

Clarence Thomas: America No Place for Judicial Tyrants

American Minute with Bill Federer The U.S. Senate confirmed Clarence Thomas as a Justice on the Supreme Court on OCTOBER 15, 1991. When questioned by Senator...