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Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders

Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders

American Minute with Bill Federer Slavery existed in Cuba longer than anywhere else in the Western Hemisphere, except Brazil. President James Buchanan wrote December 19, 1859: "When a market for African slaves shall no longer be furnished in Cuba... Christianity and civilization may gradually penetrate the existing gloom." President [...]

French Christian Huguenots in Florida

French Christian Huguenots in Florida

American Minute with Bill Federer The first French settlement in present-day United States was Fort Caroline on the banks of the St. John's River in Florida. It was founded by French Christians known as Huguenots, who came for religious freedom. They were escaping the Wars of Religion which ravaged France for nearly a [...]

Henry Clay died June 29, 1852

Henry Clay died  June 29, 1852

Henry Clay (1777-1852) American Minute with Bill Federer "I would rather be right than President," answered Henry Clay, when told his abolitionist position would cost him the election. Henry Clay was 3 times a candidate for President, once only 5,000 votes short. The son of a Baptist minister, Henry Clay studied law under George Wythe, [...]

Divine Assistance in America’s Founding

Divine Assistance in America’s Founding

American Minute with Bill Federer The Constitutional Convention was in a deadlock over how large and small states could be represented equally. Some delegates left. Then, on JUNE 28, 1787, 81-year-old Benjamin Franklin spoke and shortly after, the U.S. Constitution became a reality. Franklin stated: "Groping as it were in the dark [...]

Helen Keller born June 27, 1880

Helen Keller born June 27, 1880

American Minute with Bill Federer Helen Keller was born JUNE 27, 1880. At the age of two she suffered an illness that left her blind and deaf. Her parents took her to Dr. Alexander Graham Bell who recommended the Perkins Institute for the Blind in Boston. It was there, at age of 7, that Helen Keller was taught by Anne Sullivan through [...]

The United Nations – A Two Faced Body

The United Nations – A Two Faced Body

American Minute with Bill Federer Franklin Roosevelt coined the name 'United Nations' for the allied countries fighting together against the National Socialist Workers Party (Nazi) and their totalitarian axis powers. Speaking on Justice for War Crimes, March 24, 1944, Roosevelt explained the original goal of the United Nations involved [...]

Can we preserve us our nation?

Can we preserve us our nation?

American Minute with Bill Federer On JUNE 25, 1824, James Madison wrote to Henry Lee: "I entirely concur in the propriety of resorting to the sense in which the Constitution was accepted and ratified by the nation. In that sense alone it is the legitimate Constitution. And if that be not the guide in expounding it, there can be no [...]

Jedediah Smith born June 24, 1798

Jedediah Smith born June 24, 1798

American Minute with Bill Federer His travels were exceeded only by Lewis and Clark. He led expeditions up the Missouri River with such characters as keelboatman Mike Fink. He helped discover the South Pass through the Rockies and the first land route to California which opened the door for the largest voluntary mass migration in world [...]

William Penn and Tammany Societies

William Penn and Tammany Societies

American Minute with Bill Federer In the summer of 1683, Ottoman General Mustafa Pasha was laying siege to Vienna, Austria, with 200,000 Muslim warriors. Sultan Mehmed IV sent the message to the Catholic Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I: "Await us in your residence city of Vienna so that we can decapitate you." Meanwhile, on the other side [...]

The right to vote – a brief history

The right to vote – a brief history

American Minute with Bill Federer There is an interesting history as to how the first popularly elected legislative assembly in America came about. Jamestown was initially run by the Virginia Company's charter of 1606, which had by-laws and an appointed a governor. The many unforeseen crises, famines, diseases, Indian attacks, and the [...]

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