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.

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...