What would you do for freedom?

    In the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, the Founding Fathers set out to define American freedom. But they didn’t have the last word. Since then, generations of Americans have built on this foundation, seeking to perfect our ideas of freedom.

Throughout history, Americans have defined freedom for themselves. They defend it through armed conflict, struggle with it in respect to race and citizenship, speak out for it by public protest, and unite for it on workers’ rights.

Begin Facing Freedom

Experience four ways Americans have defined freedom. Explore eight stories within these themes, discuss freedom questions with historians, and create your own freedom collection.