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S.E.M., Vol. 1, No. 7
Federalist 69 - by Alexander Hamilton. 1. What are the chief characters in regards to the President as outlined in the proposed Constitution? 2. Why does Hamilton believe the term of office for a President should be longer than three years? 3. What was the term of office for the king of England and what, in your opinion, is the potential for abuse in such a term? Would the term of office of the king of England present any advantages - in the Founders experience and in your opinion - over over the new American system? Read all of the questions and post your response at our new resource Self-Educated Man

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‘There she blows!’

‘There she blows!’

American Minute with Bill Federer   'There she blows!' cried the lookout, sighting Moby Dick.-Herman Melville - "There she blows!" cried the lookout, sighting Moby Dick. Captain Ahab, driven by revenge, sailed the seas to capture this great white whale, who had bitten off his leg in a previous encounter. The crew of the ship [...]

Columbus, Booker T. Washington & Water

Columbus, Booker T. Washington & Water

American Minute with Bill Federer "Cast down your bucket where you are... Opportunities never come a second time"-Booker T. Washington - On the third of his four voyages, Columbus sailed south along the west coast of Africa before heading west across the Atlantic Ocean. Then he was caught in the doldrums, a notorious condition of no [...]

William Penn died JULY 30, 1718

William Penn died JULY 30, 1718

American Minute with Bill Federer   Imprisoned in the Tower of London, he later began a 'Holy Experiment' -"No people can be truly happy...if abridged of the freedom of their consciences"-William Penn - William Penn was arrested and imprisoned several times for sharing his religious opinions which were not in agreement with the [...]

Alexis de Tocqueville born JULY 29, 1805

Alexis de Tocqueville born JULY 29, 1805

Alexis de Tocqueville American Minute with Bill Federer "Americans combine...Christianity and...liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive the one without the other"-Tocqueville - Alexis de Tocqueville was born JULY 29, 1805. A French social scientist, he traveled the United States in 1831, and [...]

The Application of Race in Politics

The Application of Race in Politics

American Minute with Bill Federer 13th, 14th, 15th Amendments and Race in Politics In 1857, the Supreme Court, with 7 of the 9 Justices being Democrat, decided that Dred Scott was not a citizen, but property. Chief Justice Roger Taney, appointed by Democrat President Andrew Jackson, wrote that slaves were "so far inferior...that the Negro [...]

“FREEDOM IS NOT FREE”

“FREEDOM IS NOT FREE”

American Minute with Bill Federer "FREEDOM IS NOT FREE" is the inscription on the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Korean War started June 25, 1950. Communist North Korea invaded South Korea, killing thousands. Outnumbered South Korean and American troops, as part of a U.N. "police" action, fought courageously against the [...]

Benjamin Franklin’s vision of America

Benjamin Franklin’s vision of America

American Minute with Bill Federer "Atheism is unknown there... Persons may live to a great age in that country without having their piety shocked by meeting an Atheist"-Franklin - On JULY 26, 1775, Benjamin Franklin became the first Postmaster General of the United States, a position he held under the British Crown before the [...]

Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant

American Minute with Bill Federer "Protest against the intolerant and cruel treatment of the Jews in Romania" - Ulysses S. Grant Ulysses S. Grant was commissioned JULY 25, 1866, as General of the Army, the first ever to hold that rank and wear the four silver star insignia. Though Confederate Robert E. Lee was considered a better General, [...]

A Native American village named Tanasqui

A Native American village named Tanasqui

American Minute with Bill Federer Spanish Explorers Hernando de Soto, in 1540, and Juan Pardo, in 1567, traveled inland from North America's eastern coast and passed through a Native American village named "Tanasqui." A century and a half later, British traders encountered a Cherokee town named Tanasi. After the Revolutionary War, [...]

Roger Sherman Less Known Founding Father

Roger Sherman Less Known Founding Father

American Minute with Bill Federer   He was the only person to sign all four of America's founding documents: Articles of Association-1774, Declaration of Independence-1776, Articles of Confederation-1777, U.S. Constitution-1787. Who was he? Roger Sherman. At age 19, Roger Sherman's father died and he supported his family [...]

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