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John Ericsson’s Monitor

John Ericsson’s Monitor

American Minute with Bill Federer     The Confederate iron-plated ship Merrimac destroyed two Union boats during the Civil War. The Union responded with the ironclad Monitor. President Calvin Coolidge dedicated a statue to the Monitor's designer, John Ericsson, on May 29, 1926: "The Confederate ironclad...Merrimac, began a work [...]

Old Ironsides

Old Ironsides

American Minute with Bill Federer     "Old Ironsides" is the nickname of the three-masted frigate USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned ship in the world still afloat. Muslim Barbary Pirates of North Africa had captured the American ships Polly, Betsey, Maria, Dauphin, Philadelphia and others. The USS Constitution was sent to [...]

Boston Port Act and Fasting

Boston Port Act and Fasting

American Minute with Bill Federer     Furious at the Tea Party, the King punished Boston. He approved the Boston Port Act, MARCH 7, 1774, effectively closing their harbor to all commerce and ruining their economy. Surrounding towns rallied by sending food. William Prescott, who later commanded at Bunker Hill, wrote: "If we [...]

Henry Knox, Cannons and Providence

Henry Knox, Cannons and Providence

American Minute with Bill Federer     Henry Knox witnessed the Boston Massacre in 1770. Henry Knox served on guard duty to make sure no tea was unloaded from the ship Dartmouth prior to the Boston Tea Party, 1773. The British blockaded Boston's harbor in 1774. British General Thomas Gage arrived with 4,000 British troops and [...]

Oath of Secrecy

Oath of Secrecy

Background of the American Revolution In prepartion for war, the members of the Second Continental Congress bind themselves to secrecy. … and that if any member shall violate this agreement he shall be expelled from this Congress & deemed an enemy to the liberties of America … Oath of Secrecy. ————— In Congress [...]

An Inaugural Address is a Prayer

An Inaugural Address is a Prayer

American Minute with Bill Federer     MARCH 4th was Presidential Inauguration day from 1793 till 1933, when it was changed by the 20th Amendment to January 20th. Many Presidents gave warnings in their Inaugural Addresses. JAMES MONROE, MARCH 4, 1817, INAUGURAL ADDRESS: "It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt, when [...]

The Mountain Stage

The Mountain Stage

Butterfield Overland Mail–March 3, 1857 Overland Mail-Express Arriving in Town.   The Mountain Stage. Henry M. Hoyt, Jr. The Pacific Monthly, December, 1908.   PITCHIN’ on the precipice, sluggin’ through the sand, (Got ‘em runnin’ easy now, holdin’ with one hand); Playin’ with the chinkin’ bits, [...]

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