In the few final days of the Trump administration, Donald J. Trump released the promised “1776 Report”. The report was assembled by some of the most respected scholars of American history and declared the purpose to “enable a rising generation to understand the history and principles of the founding of the United States in 1776 and to strive to form a more perfect Union.” It created a universal understanding of the United States’ backbone, summarizing the principles of America’s establishment and how these principles have shaped our country.
The report presents the means of cultivating a better education among Americans in the principles and history of our nation. The challenges of slavery, progressivism, fascism, communism, racism, and identity problems are prevalent and discussed within the report, along with national renewal efforts through the role of the family, teaching America, a scholarship of freedom, the American mind, and reverence for the law.
The report concludes with a strong and embracing message, hoping to re-educate Americans. “America’s founding principles are true not because any generation—including our own—has lived them perfectly, but because they are based upon the eternal truths of the human condition. They are rooted in our capacity for evil and power for good, our longing for truth and striving for justice, our need for order, and our love of freedom. Above all else, these principles recognize the worth, equality, potential, dignity, and glory of each and every man, woman, and child created in the image of God.”