LIVING HISTORY PASSING THE TORCH OF LIBERTY ON TO FUTURE GENERATIONS
QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER VOL. 1 NO. 4, AUGUST 2016
In the 1700’s, the idea of Liberty for the common man was a philosophical concept that placed the governed, not the governors, in the center of the political organization. Monarchs ruled the day in Europe: Kingdom of France – Louis XVI, Kingdom of Great Britain – George III, The Holy Roman Empire – Joseph II and the Russian Empire was ruled by Catherine II. They were not elected by popular vote but appointed by blood, God or by force. In America, the idea of Liberty became a reality when 33-year old Thomas Jefferson penned the compelling words in the Declaration of Independence adopted and approved by The Continental Congress July 4, 1776.