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Posts Tagged ‘american history’

Joseph Warren, Bunker Hill and a Tooth?

Joseph Warren, Bunker Hill and a Tooth?

American Minute with Bill Federer Dr. Joseph Warren sent Paul Revere and William Dawes on their midnight ride to warn Lexington and Concord that the government was coming to seize their guns. The British were also headed to Pastor Jonas Clarke's home to arrest two anti-government activists: Tea Party leader Samuel Adams and businessman John [...]

Christian heritage of the Navy

Christian heritage of the Navy

American Minute with Bill Federer The United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, graduated its first class on JUNE 10, 1854. The Academy was established under George Bancroft, Secretary of the Navy under President James K. Polk, 1845-46. Bancroft also established the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C. He is the namesake of the [...]

Withholding taxes began June 9, 1943

Withholding taxes began June 9, 1943

American Minute with Bill Federer Withholding taxes from paychecks began JUNE 9, 1943. Congress passed it as an emergency measure during World War II to get money to fight Hitler. Withholding taxes was the idea of Beardsley Ruml, the treasurer of Macy's Department Store who became chairman of New York's Federal Reserve Bank. Ruml was helped by [...]

“Old Hickory” died June 8, 1845

“Old Hickory” died June 8, 1845

American Minute with Bill Federer His Scots-Irish parents emigrated from Ireland two years before his birth. At age 13, Andrew Jackson joined a local militia to fight during the Revolutionary War. His eldest brother, Hugh, died during the Battle of Stono Ferry, June 20, 1779. Andrew Jackson and another brother, Robert, were taken prisoner and [...]

D-Day was June 6, 1944

D-Day was June 6, 1944

American Minute with Bill Federer D-Day was JUNE 6, 1944. Over 160,000 troops from America, Britain, Canada, free France, Poland, and other nations landed along a 50-mile stretch of the Normandy coast of France. It was the largest amphibious invasion force in world history, supported by 5,000 ships with 195,700 navy personnel and 13,000 [...]

Battle of Midway- the turning point

Battle of Midway- the turning point

American Minute with Bill Federer In 1942, Imperial Japan invaded Singapore and took around 25,000 prisoners. Next was the Philippines. With Imperial Japan's relentless bombardment by planes and heavy siege guns, President Franklin D. Roosevelt did not want General Douglas MacArthur captured, so he ordered him to leave Corregidor, Philippines, [...]

The Dutch influence in the New World

The Dutch influence in the New World

American Minute with Bill Federer Spain's Iron Duke fought the Ottoman Muslims, recapturing Tunis in 1535.He then turned to crush the Reformation in Holland in what is referred to as the 'Spanish Furies', 1572-1576, sacking and decimating the Dutch cities of Mechelen, Diest, Roermond, Guelders, Zutphen, Naarden, and Haarlem. The Netherlands [...]

Grover Cleveland married at White House

Grover Cleveland married at White House

American Minute with Bill Federer A wedding took place in the White House, JUNE 2, 1886. One of three Presidents to marry in office and the only President to wed on White House grounds, Grover Cleveland married Frances Folsom and together they had five children. Grover Cleveland was both the 22nd and 24th President - the only President to serve [...]

THE TREATY OF TRIPOLI

THE TREATY OF TRIPOLI

American Minute with Bill Federer The Treaty of Tripoli is of particular interest as secularists attempt to use its wording as a definitive expression of the intent of America’s founders regarding religion and government. An in-depth examination, though, may prove this untenable. On March 28, 1786, America's new Congress of the Confederation [...]

Government Corrupted By Vice

Government Corrupted By Vice

American Minute with Bill Federer Just six weeks after the Battles of Lexington and Concord, Harvard President Samuel Langdon, MAY 31, 1775, spoke to the Massachusetts Provincial Congress. Samuel Langdon's address was titled "Government Corrupted By Vice": "They...attempted, by a sudden march of a body of troops in the night, to seize and [...]

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