Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Late September, in the year 1622, Squanto died. He had helped the Pilgrims survive in the new world as "a special instrument sent of God." Gov. Bradford wrote: more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- He developed the vaccines for rabies and anthrax. He revolutionized the medical field by establishing the germ theory of disease, laying the foundation for the control of tuberculosis, more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Crying "no taxation without representation," he instigated the Stamp Act riots and the Boston Tea Party. After the "Boston Massacre," he spread revolutionary sentiment throughout the colonies with more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- The board of the oldest institution of higher learning in America, located in Cambridge, Mass., declared its purpose was to "train a literate clergy." Ten of its 12 more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- "Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." Thus began the Ten Amendments, or Bill of Rights, which were approved more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- "The power to tax is the power to destroy," wrote John Marshall, the fourth chief justice of the Supreme Court, who was born this day, Sept. 24, 1755. more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Imagine writing a book that would sell a million copies a year for over 100 years! Well, one man did. His name was William Holmes McGuffey, born this more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country." These were the last words of American patriot Nathan Hale, who was hanged by more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- On this day, Sept. 21, 1924, America's 30th president, Calvin Coolidge, addressed the Holy Name Society in Washington, D.C. He stated: "The worst evil that could be inflicted more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- He helped write the Bill of Rights in the first session of Congress. He was a representative of Massachusetts and participated in ratification of the Constitution. He was more…