|The Breed's Hill Gazette December 2008|
People will only fight to save what they love and they cannot love what they don't know.
The Breed's Hill institute is a non-profit organization that fosters discovery of the revolutionary ideas of the American founding. We believe that through the creative use of entertainment, education and community projects, on both a national and local level, we can encourage appreciation for the bedrock principles of the United States and the American Adventure they inspired. Our goal is that all Americans may develop a lifelong passion for their national legacy.
The sad facts are in.
-In recent studies only one in four Americans can name more than one of the five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment But more than half can name at least two members of the cartoon family The Simpsons.
-One out of four college seniors were unable to distinguish Karl Marx's words from the ideas of the United States Constitution.
-Forty percent did not know that the Constitution established the division of power between the states and the federal government.
-To the question of who was the American general in command at Yorktown in the Revolutionary war, the most popular answer was Ulysses S. Grant (a Civil war General).
We don't need to wonder if we are developing a culturally illiterate society, we've already done it. Not one of the 55 universities polled in the above studies requires a course in United States history for graduation. Breed's Hill Institute is dedicated to finding new ways to tell the story of America's founding and ignite excitement for American Liberty.
Please come look at our PROGRAMS for change