January 28, 2019
The St. John’s College High School, a prestigious Catholic parochial school in Northwest Washington, DC was the first school to sign-up to utilize the America’s Founding Documents curriculum for its sophomore and junior classes of the JROTC cadet students. Today, JROTC Cadets were presented certificates for successfully completing the study by DCSSAR President Lane Douglas Brooks during a ceremony at the school.America’s Founding Documents is a 20-session fully developed course which addresses the four key documents that established the United States of America: The Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Northwest Ordinance, and the Constitution of the United States of America. The principles expressed in these documents created a government unlike any which had existed before. Our government is structured to recognize and protect our inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Our government institutions have structured safeguards to limit their operations to accord with the consent of the governed. The freedoms these documents brought to life and wove into the fabric of our government have allowed America to grow, prosper, and become a world leader.
The Sons of the American Revolution is pleased to present this course to the nation’s schools. The workbook includes the unabridged text of America’s Founding Documents and the first inaugural addresses of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. It traces America’s history from the early colonies to the early 1800’s. It further examines our nation’s deep historical roots in ancient Greece, the Roman Republic, The Magna Carta, the Glorious Revolution in England, and the English Bill of rights.