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American Minute: William Bradford and The Pilgrims Thank God

American Minute: William Bradford and The Pilgrims Thank God

American Minute with Bill Federer SEPTEMBER 16, 1620, according to the Gregorian Calendar, 102 passengers set sail on the Pilgrims' ship, Mayflower. Their 66-day journey of 2,750 miles encountered storms so rough the beam supporting the main mast cracked and was propped back in place with "a great iron screw." One youth, John Howland, was [...]

American Minute – Justice Story on Christianity and the American Founding

American Minute – Justice Story on Christianity and the American Founding

American Minute with Bill Federer His father was a Boston Tea Party "Indian." He graduated second in his class from Harvard, was a U.S. Representative, then Massachusetts Speaker of the House. At age 32, he was appointed as the youngest Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. His name was Joseph Story, and he died SEPTEMBER 10, [...]

Betsy Ross Remembered

Betsy Ross Remembered

American Minute with Bill Federer A 3-cent stamp honoring Betsy Ross was issued in Philadelphia, JANUARY 2, 1952, commemorating the 200th anniversary of her birth. Born a day earlier, January 1, 1752, to a Quaker family in Philadelphia, Betsy was the 8th of 17 children. She apprenticed as a seamstress and fell in love with upholsterer John [...]

Johannes Kepler – Harmonies of the World

Johannes Kepler – Harmonies of the World

American Minute with Bill Federer An attack of smallpox when he was four years old left him with crippled hands and poor eyesight. Overcoming those handicaps, he studied Copernicus' works and at age 23 became a professor of astronomy. His name was Johannes Kepler, born DECEMBER 27, 1571. He advanced Copernicus' heliocentric theory of [...]

The American Crisis, Thomas Paine, 1776

The American Crisis, Thomas Paine, 1776

American Minute with Bill Federer The Continental Army was driven out of New York and New Jersey. Ranks dwindled from 20,000, after the Declaration of Independence was signed, down to 2,000, who were planning on returning to their farms at year's end when their 6-month enlistment was up. Then the Pennsylvania Journal published an article, [...]

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