Founders Corner

Comprehensive online library of major works, essays, letters, speeches, quotes from America’s Founding Fathers; also key documents; and histories contemporary to the Founding Era, along with works, speeches, etc., from thinkers and statesmen who influenced the Founders or were influenced by them.

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...

Penn: Only Path to Heaven: Christ, His Atonement, Our Humble Obedience

American Minute with Bill Federer He was the son of the British Navy Admiral who captured Jamaica in 1655 and established England as a global...

Freedom Implies Responsibility; The Bible Inspires It

American Minute with Bill Federer Margaret Thatcher was born OCTOBER 13, 1925. She was the first woman Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. While traveling through...

Columbus: Conversion By Way of Love not Force

American Minute with Bill Federer Muslim Turks conquered Constantinople in 1453, cutting off the land trade routes from Europe to India and China, so Europeans...

What is Liberty Without Virtue?

American Minute with Bill Federer On OCTOBER 11, 1798, President John Adams wrote to the 1st Brigade of the 3rd Division of the Militia of...

Faith and Determination of the Admiral of the Ocean Seas

American Minute with Bill Federer In 1271, Marco Polo left Venice with his father and uncle, and traveled 5,600 miles east to meet Kublai Khan,...

Fate of America Indissolubly Bound Up With Fate of Christianity

American Minute with Bill Federer Lewis Cass was born OCTOBER 9, 1782. A Brigadier-General in the War of 1812, Lewis Cass was Governor of the Michigan...

Saved to Serve

American Minute with Bill Federer A race car driver, he served in France during World War I as chauffeur for General Pershing. With Germany's Red...

Henry Muhlenberg: George Washington Chosen Vessel, Virtuous Christian — American Minute

Henry Melchior Muhlenberg died OCTOBER 7, 1787. One of the founders of the Lutheran Church in America, his son John Peter was a pastor promoted...

American Minute: Lincoln and The Wisdom of God in Sore Trials

Just 70 miles from Washington, DC, the Battle of Antietam took place on September 17, 1862. It was the single bloodiest day in the Civil...

American Minute: Jonathan Edwards v. Max Jukes

He entered Yale College at age 13 and graduated with honors. He became a pastor, and his sermon, "Sinners in the Hands of An...

American Minute with Bill Federer: Arnold Joseph Toynbee

Historian Arnold Joseph Toynbee died OCTOBER 2, 1975. Providing foreign intelligence for the British during World Wars I and II, Toynbee was a delegate to...

American Minute with Bill Federer: General John Peter Muhlenberg

"In the language of the Holy Writ, there is a time for all things. There is a time to preach and a time to...

American Minute with Bill Federer: George Whitefield

Seven times he preached in America to crowds of 25,000, spreading the Great Awakening Revival, which helped unite the Colonies prior to the Revolution. Ben...

American Minute with Bill Federer: Squanto

Governor William Bradford called him "a special instrument sent of God." Of 102 Pilgrims that landed November 1620, only half survived till spring - then...

The Federalist No. 6 — Alexander Hamilton

Concerning Dangers from Dissensions Between the States To the People of the State of New York: THE three last numbers of this paper have been dedicated...