Samuel Adams Institute
for Civic Literacy



U.S. Constitution

Bill of Rights

Original Intent

Samuel Adams

Thomas Jefferson

George Washington

James Madison

Abraham Lincoln

Civil War

Gettysburg Address


LP USA Foundation

"A nation of well informed men [and women] who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins." – Benjamin Franklin

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. The people cannot be free without information. When the press is free, man is able to read, all is safe”. – Thomas Jefferson

 “An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people”. – Thomas Jefferson

“Can the liberties of a nation be though secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His Wrath”. – Thomas Jefferson

 "The Bible is the source of liberty. I have always said, and I always will say, that the studious perusal of the sacred volume will make better citizens". – Thomas Jefferson

 “No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand, which conducts the affairs of men more than the people of the United States. Every step by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation, seems to have been distinguished by some toke of Providential Agency.” – George Washington, 1789

Revolutionary War

Sons of Liberty

Daughters of Liberty

KJV Bible

Charters of Liberty

Founding Fathers

Civic Literacy

Electoral College





National Archives

Library of Congress

Promoting a Better Understanding of America and Its Free Institutions