Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Thursday December 18th 2014



‘Bill Federer’

Beethoven baptized December 17, 1770

Beethoven baptized December 17, 1770

American Minute with Bill Federer He was a peer of Mozart and a pupil of the Austrian composer Joseph Haydn. He encouraged the young Hungarian pianist Franz Liszt and the young Austrian composer Franz Schubert. He met with German author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. This was Ludwig van Beethoven, baptized DECEMBER 17, 1770, in Bonn, [...]

The Boston Tea Party – December 16, 1773

The Boston Tea Party – December 16, 1773

American Minute with Bill Federer The British increased taxes on the American colonies, stifling the economy: 1764 Sugar Act - taxing sugar, coffee, wine; 1765 Stamp Act - taxing newspapers, contracts, letters, playing cards and all printed materials; and the 1767 Townshend Acts - taxing glass, paints, paper. Beginning in 1768, the [...]

Bill of Rights ratified December 15, 1791

Bill of Rights ratified December 15, 1791

American Minute with Bill Federer The thirteen States were afraid that the new Government they created might become too powerful, as King George's government had been. They insisted handcuffs be placed on the power of the Federal Government. These were the First Ten Amendments or Bill of Rights, ratified DECEMBER 15, 1791. The Preamble [...]

Phillips Brooks born December 13, 1835

Phillips Brooks born December 13, 1835

American Minute with Bill Federer Seeking U.N. sanctions against Iran, December 21, 1979, President Jimmy Carter stated in a speech: "Henry Longfellow wrote a Christmas carol in a time of crisis, the War Between the States, in 1864. Two verses of that carol ("I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day") particularly express my thoughts and [...]

Pennsylvania – the 2nd State to join the Union

Pennsylvania – the 2nd State to join the Union

American Minute with Bill Federer Pennsylvania became the 2nd State to join the Union, DECEMBER 12, 1787. The Continental Congress had met there, the Declaration of Independence was signed there, and the Liberty Bell was rung there. The Continental Army spent the freezing winter of 1777 at Valley Forge there. In 1787, the Constitution [...]

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