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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

Posts Tagged ‘this day in history’

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, [...]

Christmas in Times of War – The Battle of the Bulge

Christmas in Times of War – The Battle of the Bulge

American Minute with Bill Federer The Battle of the Bulge was the largest and bloodiest battle during World War II on Europe's western front, with casualties of 81,000 Americans and 100,00 Germans. It began at the end of 1944 when Nazis amassed three armies for an enormous attack against the Allies in the Ardennes Forest. The 101st [...]

Happy Birthday Constitution!

Happy Birthday Constitution!

NATHANAEL BENNETT, ACLJ On this day 225 years ago, September 17, 1787, the Constitution of the United States was formally adopted by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. After a intense (and brutally hot) summer of debate, luminous American figures including George Washington (who chaired the Convention), James Madison (author of the [...]

Three Brave Astronauts

Three Brave Astronauts

Left to right: Armstrong, Collins, Aldrin (photo credit: NASA) American Minute with Bill Federer Apollo 11 blasted off from Cape Kennedy JULY 16, 1969, being the first mission to walk on the moon. In Proclamation 3919, President Richard Nixon stated: "Apollo 11 is on its way to the moon. It carries three brave astronauts; it also [...]

Noah Webster and Webster’s Dictionary

Noah Webster and Webster’s Dictionary

American Minute with Bill Federer Noah Webster had served as a soldier in the Revolutionary War; was elected to the Connecticut General Assembly for 9 terms; and the Legislature of Massachusetts for three terms. Noah Webster first published his Webster's Dictionary on APRIL 14, 1828. This 26-year project with 30,000 new definitions, [...]

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

American Minute with Bill Federer He drafted the Declaration of Independence, was Governor of Virginia and founded the University of Virginia. He was U.S. Minister to France, Secretary of State under President Washington, and Vice-President under John Adams. As the 3rd U.S. President, he approved the Louisiana Purchase and sent Lewis and [...]

Tariffs, Fort Sumter & the beginning of the Civil War

Tariffs, Fort Sumter & the beginning of the Civil War

American Minute with Bill Federer Before the Civil War, there was no income tax. Nearly 90% of the Federal Government's revenue came from tariff taxes on imports, mostly collect from Southern ports, like Charleston, South Carolina. Tariffs made foreign goods more expensive, resulting in people buying more goods produced in Northern [...]

Booker T. Washington and the Tuskegee Institute

Booker T. Washington and the Tuskegee Institute

American Minute with Bill Federer Born in a slave hut APRIL 5, 1856, was Booker T. Washington. In dire poverty after the Civil War, he moved to West Virginia to work in a salt furnace and coal mine. At age 16 he walked 500 miles to attend Hampton Institute in Virginia and later Wayland Baptist Seminary in Washington, DC. In his book, [...]

Lincoln’s Day of Fasting and the Freak Accident That Changed the War

Lincoln’s Day of Fasting and the Freak Accident That Changed the War

American Minute with Bill Federer On MARCH 30, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a National Day of Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer: "Whereas, the Senate of the United States devoutly recognizing the Supreme Authority and just Government of Almighty God in all the affairs of men and of nations, has, by a resolution, requested the [...]

John Tyler, first Vice-President to Assume Presidency

John Tyler, first Vice-President to Assume Presidency

American Minute with Bill Federer Tenth President John Tyler was born MARCH 29, 1790. He was the first Vice-President ever to assume the Presidency, when William Henry Harrison died after only one month in office. In his first address, April 9, 1841, President John Tyler stated: "For the first time in our history the person elected to [...]

Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!

Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!

American Minute with Bill Federer The Declaration of Independence indicted the King because, among other things: "He has obstructed the administration of justice... He has made judges dependent on his will alone... He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harrass our people... He has kept among us, [...]

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