In 1776, a few patriots were very concerned about their loss of freedom. The British King had imposed unjust laws, and excessive taxation without representation. However, the majority of colonists were complacent — afraid to stand up for their freedom, and their Unalienable Rights of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
At great personal risk, 56 men stood up for all Americans and signed their names to the Declaration of Independence. It was adopted on July 4, 1776, and a new nation, The United States of America, was born.
On December 15, 1791 The Bill of Rights (The first 10 Amendments) became law. This, along with other amendments passed by our Founding Fathers, guarantees our freedoms as Americans. Here is the American Dream of our Founding Fathers in a few of these amendments:
I) Congress shall make no law respecting religion, or prohibit the free exercise of religion.
II) The right to bear arms shall not be infringed upon.
VI) All persons have a right to a fair, speedy trial.
X) The states have all powers – except those few delegated to the Federal Government by the Constitution.
XII) President and Vice President are to be elected by the Electoral Process.
Complacency faces America today. Most citizens are uninformed and unmotivated to question the actions of our politicians. Our freedoms are, as they were in 1776, threatened by our unwillingness to act.
1776 American Dream shares the values of our Founding Fathers. Our mission is to demonstrate how America is drifting away from these values, and show citizens how they can let their voices be heard.