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Insightful analysis of the Civil War and its impact on the Constitution…

June 8th, 2015|

"The most obvious constitutional result of the Civil War was the adoption of three landmark constitutional amendments. The 13th ended slavery forever in the United States, while the 14th made all persons born in the United States (including the former slaves) citizens of the nation and prohibited the states from denying anyone the privileges and [...]

Our presenters, all Veterans, spent Memorial Day with Texas students

June 2nd, 2015|

Joe Foss Institute presenters, all Veterans, spent this past Memorial Day with Abilene, Texas, students sharing the real meaning behind the day and important lessons on the Founding Documents, as well as their stories of service. Thanks to all our Veterans for participating and to the Abilene Independent School District. See you next year! Watch [...]

A long-awaited honor

June 2nd, 2015|

We salute all who serve for their sacrifices. Incredible stories of valor.

Students like senior Fred Martinez think civics exam is needed push

June 1st, 2015|

"A lot of kids don’t really take our American democracy classes seriously when they probably should, because it's important to be informed Americans, especially about politics," Martinez said. Martinez is preparing to study court law at UW -- a dream he knows not everyone has, but a knowledge of government he hopes all students will [...]

Looking for a fun and inspiring activity…

May 28th, 2015|

for your youth group or Scouting Troop this summer? Have one of JFI's trained Veteran speakers join you. Our Veterans will speak about their experiences, while also delivering educational material on the Flag and our country's Founding Documents. Book a Veteran "living history" presentation today.

It is Never Too Young…

May 28th, 2015|

to learn the Pledge of Allegiance. Watch this little guy's patriotic pledge. Do you remember your first time saluting the flag?

This day in 1856: Violence on the U.S. Senate Floor

May 22nd, 2015|

South Carolina Rep. Preston Brooks attacked Massachusetts Sen. Sumner with a cane. Talk about partisan rancor! Read the news here.

Do you know your country?

May 21st, 2015|

Country star Luke Bryan faced off against 5-year-old Macey Hensley in "Know your country." http://ow.ly/NcNDl

Celebrate the Law

May 1st, 2015|

Did you know today is Law Day? Since 1958, Law Day has served to highlight light the way the rule of law and the legal process contribute to the freedoms all Americans enjoy. It also presents an opportunity to recognize the role of the courts in democracy, as well as the importance of jury service. [...]

Stars in Service 2015

April 28th, 2015|

Missed the 2015 Stars in Service or just want to relive the night. Here is a look at the evening. Pictures and more updates to come so check back.