Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- March 2, 1836, the people of Texas signed a Declaration of Independence, stating: "The government [of] General Santa Ana ... now offers ... the cruel alternative, either abandon more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Before the U.S. Constitution was written, what was the government in the United States? It was the Articles of Confederation, ratified this day, March 1st, 1781. Signed by more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- A member of the Continental Congress, Richard Stockton was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a justice on the New Jersey Supreme Court. Stockton, Calif., was more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- "Listen my children and you shall hear of the midnight ride of Paul Revere. ... Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch. ... One if by land, more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Hailed as the greatest of the Romanticist poets, he is best know for writing "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "Les Miserables." His father had been a general more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- "Our institutions of freedom will not survive unless they are constantly replenished by the faith that gave them birth," stated Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, who was more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- "Remember the Alamo" was the cry of the Texas army. The battle began today, Feb. 24, 1836, when 3,000 Mexicans attacked 182 Texans. Within 13 days, all defenders more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- The Panama Canal Zone was acquired for $10 million by the United States on this day, Feb. 23, 1904. In his address to Congress, President William Taft referred more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- George Washington was born this day, Feb. 22, 1732. In his Inaugural Address, he said: "It would be peculiarly improper to omit, in this first official act, my more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Washington's birthday and Lincoln's birthday were celebrated in the month of February throughout the United States, but in 1971, in order to honor all presidents, Richard Nixon declared more…