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Why is Democracy a Central Theme of American Evolution?
Posted on October 27, 2017
In exploring the events of 1619 and all that they set into motion, we find the earliest roots of principles that continue to define our nation. American Evolution has selected the triadic themes of democracy, diversity, and opportunity as a prism through which to view our journey over the past 400 years and into the future. Each of these themes is closely associated with one or more 1619 event(s), and all three have been intertwined across the subsequent arc of our history. So, where does democracy come into play?
Why is Democracy a Central Theme of American Evolution?
What is American Evolution?
Posted on October 27, 2017
Did you know that 2019 marks the 400th anniversary of several significant developments in early Virginia? The year 1619 saw the first representative legislative assembly in the New World, the arrival of the first Africans to English North America, the recruitment of English women to Virginia in large numbers, the first official English Thanksgiving in North America, and the development of Virginia’s innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.
What is American Evolution?
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