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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

August 19, 2018 by


American Minute By William J Federer ~ English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge described a ship caught in the doldrums in his lyrical poem, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,”1798. A ship was lost in the ice of Antarctica, but was providentially led out of it by a larger sea-bird, an albatross. Disregarding its help, the captain shot the albatross, and brought a curse […]

“Wherefore is all this evil upon us? Is it not because we have forsaken the Lord?” -Harvard President Samuel Langdon, 1775

September 15, 2014 by


American Minute with Bill Federer  ~ Son of a butcher, his family died when a plague swept England, leaving him an estate. He attended Emmanuel College, was ordained, married and sailed for Massachusetts where he pastored the First Church of Charlestown. At age 31, he died of tuberculosis on SEPTEMBER 14, 1638. His name was […]

DEC. 24 – CHRISTMAS EVE – Columbus, Cook and President Truman

December 24, 2013 by


American Minute with Bill Federer ~ On Christmas Eve, DECEMBER 24, 1492, Columbus’ ship, the Santa Maria, ran aground on the island of Haiti. Columbus left 40 men and named the settlement la Navidad, promising to return the next year. On Christmas Eve, DECEMBER 24, 1777, Captain James Cook discovered Christmas Island, the largest atoll […]

John Quincy Adams, President and Congressman

February 22, 2011 by


American Minute with Bill Federer On FEBRUARY 21, 1848, John Quincy Adams suffered a stroke at his desk in the House chamber, shortly after making an impassioned speech against the Democrat plan of extending slavery to the Western territories won in the Mexican-American War. He died 2 days later without regaining consciousness. A bronze marker […]

American Minute – Morocco Pirates aka Muslim Terrorists

February 16, 2011 by


American Minute for February 16th: Muslim pirates of Morocco capture Pilgrim ship By Bill Federer “The first nation to recognize my country was Morocco,” stated President Obama in Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009. Explaining this, Governor William Bradford wrote that in 1625, a Pilgrim ship was returning to England with dried fish and 800 lbs […]

Mosque of Conquest?

August 29, 2010 by


Exclusive: William Federer shares many examples from Islam’s history of subjugation Muslim groups are proposing a 13-story $100 million mosque in the most prominent spot in America – the heart of downtown New York City near the World Trade Center site. Is this mosque a sign of America’s tolerance, or is it a sign of […]

Bill of Rights, ratified

December 15, 2009 by


American Minute with Bill Federer Newly independent, the thirteen States were concerned their new government may become too powerful, as King George’s was. They insisted handcuffs be place on the power of the Federal Government. We call these the First Ten Amendments or Bill of Rights, ratified DECEMBER 15, 1791. The First states: “Congress shall […]