Star Chamber Persecution of Christians; Pilgrims Fled to Holland, then New England- American Minute with Bill Federer
Though the secret hearings started with the intention of cutting through the red tape of bureaucracy, Britain's Court of Star Chamber proceeded to usurp power.
It became a political weapon for auditing, intimidating and punishing opponents to the King's policies, similar to modern-day IRS audits or partisan secret special counsel investigations.
Battle of King's Mountain to Victory at Yorktown & the End of the Revolutionary War - American Minute with Bill Federer
Theodore Roosevelt wrote of the Battle of Kings Mountain: "This brilliant victory marked the turning point of the American Revolution."
Victory at Battle of Saratoga - One of History's Most Important Battles, & Contributions of Spanish General Galvez - American Minute with Bill Federer
Galvez not only kept the British from attacking Washington's army from the west, but allowed army supplies, weapons, uniforms, and medicine to flow up the Mississippi River to the Ohio River, then across Pennsylvania to the American troops.
Pirates of the Caribbean, War of Jenkin's Ear, & Ballad of the French Fleet - American Minute with Bill Federer
In 1731, a Spanish commander in the Caribbean detained an English ship. He cut off the ear of the English Captain Robert Jenkins and told him to take it to his King. This began the War of Jenkins' Ear.
British Admiral Edward Vernon recruited 400 American colonists, including Lawrence Washington, George Washington's older half-brother. They sailed to Panama and captured the port city of Porto Bello.
Judicial Activism: Why Justices should NOT Usurp Power & Make Laws - American Minute with Bill Federer
President Andrew Jackson, July 10, 1832, stated in his Bank Renewal Bill Veto:
"It is easy to conceive that great evils to our country and its institutions might flow from such a CONCENTRATION OF POWER in the hands of a few men irresponsible to the people.