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…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Like the Roman leader Cincinnatus, who twice led the Roman Republic to victory in battle and then stepped down and returned to farming, George Washington led America to more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- A member of the Continental Congress, he not only led military expeditions during the Revolutionary War, but paid for them out of his own pocket. He built ships more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- "Done ... the seventeenth day of September, in the year of our LORD one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven." This was the last line of U.S. Constitution, more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Sept. 16, 1620, using the Gregorian Calendar, 102 Pilgrims set sail on the Mayflower. The two-month journey was beset with storms. At one point the beam under the more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- He was the only U.S. president to also serve as chief justice of the Supreme Court. He was appointed by President McKinley as the first governor of the more…