Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- She was the wife of the second president and the mother of the sixth president. Her letters provide some of the most valuable insights of the Revolutionary period. more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Charles Carroll was unique. He was the only Roman Catholic to sign the Declaration of Independence and he outlived all the other signers. At his death, he was more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- On Nov. 3, 1924, in a radio address to the nation from the White House, President Calvin Coolidge stated: "I urge all the voters of our country, without more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- After defeating the British, Gen. George Washington resigned and returned to farming at Mount Vernon. On this day, Nov. 2, 1783, he issued his farewell orders to his more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- On this day, Nov. 1, 1800, John Adams became the first U.S. president to move into the White House. The following day he wrote a letter to his more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence, the majority belonged to protestant denominations. It was on this day, Oct. 31, 1517, that Martin Luther posted his more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- John Adams was born this day, Oct. 30, 1735. He signed the Declaration of Independence, was vice president under George Washington and was elected the second president of more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Oct. 29, 1929, the New York Stock Exchange crashed, panic selling ensued and America plunged into the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover, in a nationwide drive to aid more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- The Statue of Liberty was dedicated this day, Oct. 28, 1886, by President Grover Cleveland. It was presented to the U.S. by France as a symbol of friendship. more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- On this day, Oct. 26, 1774, the Provincial Congress of Massachusetts reorganized their defense with one-third of their regiments being "Minutemen." They were known as such because they more…