The wheels are already in motion to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the American Declaration of Independence in 1776. A reminder of how the United States came about may be worthwhile for Americans after a very divisive presidential election.
The USA 250th Commission was created last July under a law signed by President Obama to coordinate anniversary activities at the local, state and national level.
One aim of the 250th commission is to inform how the events leading to 1776 are key in the development of our national heritage, individual liberty, representative government and equal and inalienable rights and had a “profound influence throughout the world.”
The lead up to 2026 comes at a troubled time for American democracy just like during the nation’s Bicentennial in 1976. READ MORE »