Category: Basic Principles

Why We Honor George Washington

We honor George Washington more than any other American.  A state and dozens of cities, towns, and counties are named for him, as are mountains, parks, universities, bridges, highways, and streets. His home, lovingly maintained for more than 160 years by private citizens rather than the government, is a national treasure attracting nearly a million […]

Why the American Revolution Matters

The American Revolution was shaped by high principles and low ones, by imperial politics, dynastic rivalries, ambition, greed, personal loyalties, patriotism, demographic growth, social and economic changes, cultural developments, British intransigence and American anxieties. It was shaped by conflicting interests between Britain and America, between regions within America, between families and between individuals. It was […]

What You Can Expect from Us

George Washington is a symbol of the ideals and high purpose expressed in this statement of what you can expect from the American Revolution Institute.

The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati was established to ensure that this generation of Americans and future generations understand and appreciate the achievements of the American Revolution and the brave men and women of the Revolutionary era who secured our independence, established our republic, created our national identity, and expressed ideals […]