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Category: American Minute

Herbert Hoover: A good president who got a bad rap?

In declining health, President Franklin D. Roosevelt wrote a letter, April 5, 1945, to the Saudi King. promising not to recognize a Jewish State. A week later, the ailing Roosevelt died, April 12, 1945. The next president, Harry S Truman, immediately took steps to recognize the state of Israel. A solution to the Middle East […] …

The ‘astonishing’ reasons behind America’s foundation

Americans won the Battle of Kings Mountain, Oct. 7, 1780, in which 668 British were captured, 163 wounded and 290 killed, as compared to only 29 Americans killed. Thomas Jefferson called the victory of the Battle of Kings Mountain: “the turn of the tide of success” in the War for Independence. Theodore Roosevelt wrote of […] …

The 1st world war was earlier than you may think

Her beautiful, long hair was scalped off her head by Indians after she was shot. This was the fate of Jane McCrea, whose loyalist fiancé David Jones had only weeks earlier joined British General “Gentleman Johnny” Burgoyne. General Burgoyne was marching in June of 1777 with 7,000 British and Hessian troops from Canada to Albany, […] …

Penn legacy: A totally new construct for government

After Columbus discovered the New World, Spain grew in power to surpass Portugal as the largest global empire, giving rise the saying, the sun never set on the Spanish Empire. From Madrid, the Spanish Holy Roman Emperor Charles V ruled territories in Europe, North America, Central America, South America, Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and all […] …

What would the Iron Lady think about England today?

Known as “The Iron Lady” for her stand against communism, Margaret Thatcher was born Oct. 13, 1925. She became the first woman prime minister of the United Kingdom at a time when England’s government was facing bankruptcy, unemployment was on the rise, and there were conflicts with labor unions. Margaret Thatcher successfully turned the country […] …