Today's American Minute

Henry Knox moved cannons from Fort Ticonderoga to Dorchester Heights in "one of the most stupendous feats of logistics" - American Minute with Bill Federer

Henry Knox moved cannons from Fort Ticonderoga to Dorchester Heights in "one of the most stupendous feats of logistics"

Henry Knox moved cannons from Fort Ticonderoga to Dorchester Heights in "one of the most stupendous feats of logistics" - American Minute with Bill Federer

For nearly 20 years, Henry and Lucy did not have a home of their own, living in military encampments and army bases. In the midst of the Revolution, Knox wrote to his wife, Lucy: "We want great men, who when fortune frowns will not be discouraged. God will I trust in time give us these men."

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Battle of Monogahela & The Courage of a Young Colonel "Washington was never born to be killed by a bullet!" - American Minute with Bill Federer

Battle of Monogahela & The Courage of a Young Colonel "Washington was never born to be killed by a bullet!"

Battle of Monogahela & The Courage of a Young Colonel "Washington was never born to be killed by a bullet!" - American Minute with Bill Federer

Battle of Monongahela, George Washington wrote from Fort Cumberland to his younger brother, John Augustine Washington, July 18, 1755: "As I have heard, since my arrival at this place, a circumstantial account of my death and dying speech, I take this early opportunity of contradicting the first, and of assuring you, that I have not as yet composed the latter.

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French & Indian War - the First Global War - American Minute with Bill Federer

& the Boston Massacre British Quartering Indian Massacres

French & Indian War - the First Global War - American Minute with Bill Federer

The web of alliances that Britain and France had with other countries entangled much of the world in war. Britain's allies included Prussia, Hanover, Hesse, Brunswick, Schaumberg, Portugal, and Iroquois. France's allies included Austria, Russia, Sweden, Saxony, Spain and India's Mughal Empire. It is considered to be the first "world" war.

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Right of "the PEOPLE" to Keep & Bear Arms - Inspired by Ancient Israel: "To make yourself powerless is to invite an attack!" - American Minute with Bill Federer

Right of "the PEOPLE" to Keep & Bear Arms - Inspired by Ancient Israel: "To make yourself powerless is to invite an attack!"

Right of "the PEOPLE" to Keep & Bear Arms - Inspired by Ancient Israel: "To make yourself powerless is to invite an attack!" - American Minute with Bill Federer

Denver University Law Review, July15, 2013 published an article "Ancient Hebrew Militia Law," by David B.Kopel, in which he wrote: "New Englanders intensely self-identified with ancient Israel ... Every male 'from the age of twenty years up, all those in Israel who are able to bear arms' ... were obliged to fight, to go forth 'armed to battle' ... Israel relied on a militia, in which citizen soldiers would spend most of their time cultivating their farms, or engaged in other economic production, and would fight only for limited periods (ideally, after the harvest), and only when necessary ... Similarly, during the American Revolution, most men served in their state militias."

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"Remember the Alamo-Remember Goliad": History of New Spain & Texas Independence - American Minute with Bill Federer

"Remember the Alamo-Remember Goliad": History of New Spain & Texas Independence

"Remember the Alamo-Remember Goliad": History of New Spain & Texas Independence - American Minute with Bill Federer

The Texas Declaration ended: "We, therefore, the delegates, with plenary powers, of the people of Texas ... DECLARE, that our political connection with the Mexican nation has forever ended, and that the people of Texas, do now constitute a FREE, SOVEREIGN, and INDEPENDENT REPUBLIC ... Conscious of the rectitude of our intentions, we fearlessly and confidently commit the issue to the decision of the Supreme Arbiter of the destinies of nations."

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