Today's American Minute

Panama Canal - over 100 American lives lost per mile of 50 mile wide Isthmus - American Minute with Bill Federer

Panama Canal - over 100 American lives lost per mile of 50 mile wide Isthmus - American Minute with Bill Federer

Panama Canal - over 100 American lives lost per mile of 50 mile wide Isthmus - American Minute with Bill Federer

Canal construction has spanned history: Mesopotamia and India had the oldest canals for irrigation, c. 3,000 BC; China's Grand Canal, begun in the 5th century BC, is almost 1,100 miles, linking the Yellow River and the Yangtze River, being the longest canal in the world; Greeks engineered canals, c 400 BC; Romans built an enormous system of canals, pipes, tunnels, aqueducts and bridges, 312 BC-226 AD; Read as PDF ... MIRACULOUS MILESTONES in Science, Medicine & Innovation - And the Faith of Those Who Achieved Them Notable European canals include: Charlemagne oversaw in 793 AD the first artificial canal in...

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John Quincy Adams: Anti-Slavery Champion, His Lifetime of Public Service, Guided by the Bible - American Minute with Bill Federer

Guided by the Bible - American Minute with Bill Federer His Lifetime of Public Service John Quincy Adams: Anti-Slavery Champion

John Quincy Adams: Anti-Slavery Champion, His Lifetime of Public Service, Guided by the Bible - American Minute with Bill Federer

In Congress, he earned the nicknamed "The Hell-Hound of Slavery" for relentlessly speaking out against slavery.
He single-handedly led the fight to lift the Gag Rule which prohibited discussion of slavery on the House floor. As a result, Southern Democrats tried to have him censured in 1837.
In 1839, he introduced a constitutional amendment to ban slavery in all new states entering the Union.

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Jefferson & The Barbary Pirate Coast of Morocco, Algiers, Tunis & Tripoli - American Minute with Bill Federer

Algiers Jefferson & The Barbary Pirate Coast of Morocco Tunis & Tripoli - American Minute with Bill Federer

Jefferson & The Barbary Pirate Coast of Morocco, Algiers, Tunis & Tripoli - American Minute with Bill Federer

Christopher Hitchens wrote in "Jefferson Versus the Muslim Pirates-America’s first confrontation with the Islamic world helped forge a new nation’s character," (City Journal, Spring 2007):
"On the United States' undertaking of the First Barbary War to suppress the Muslim Barbary pirates along the southern Mediterranean coast, ending their kidnapping of Europeans for ransom and slavery, Pius VII declared that the United States 'had done more for the cause of Christianity than the most powerful nations of Christendom have done for ages.'"

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Haystack Prayer Meeting & World Missionary Movement, Adoniram & Ann Judson to Burma - American Minute with Bill Federer

Haystack Prayer Meeting & World Missionary Movement, Adoniram & Ann Judson to Burma - American Minute with Bill Federer

Inspired by Great Awakening preachers like George Whitefield, a Yale student named David Brainerd became a missionary to American Indians. Read as PDF ... He wrote in his diary: "I could have no freedom in the thought of any other circumstances or business in life: All my desire was the conversion of the heathen, and all my hope was in God: God does not suffer me to please or comfort myself with hopes of seeing friends, returning to my dear acquaintance, and enjoying worldly comforts." David Brainerd died of tuberculosis at the age of 29 in 1747. Though only converting...

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Billy Sunday Pro-Baseball Player comes out ... as a Christian evangelist! - preached to 100 million & pioneered radio evangelism - American Minute with Bill Federer

Billy Sunday Pro-Baseball Player comes out ... as a Christian evangelist! - preached to 100 million & pioneered radio evangelism - American Minute with Bill Federer

Billy Sunday Pro-Baseball Player comes out ... as a Christian evangelist! - preached to 100 million & pioneered radio evangelism - American Minute with Bill Federer

He challenged:
"Live so that when the final summons comes you will leave something more behind you than an epitaph on a tombstone."

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