American Revolution Center Releases First National Survey on Knowledge of the American RevolutionDecember 2, 2009
WASHINGTON DC – December 2, 2009 –The American Revolution Center today released the first national survey assessing knowledge of the American Revolution. The report revealed that Americans highly value, but vastly overrate, their knowledge of the Revolutionary period and its significance. Results revealed that 90 percent of American adults think that knowledge of the American Revolution and its principles is very important and should be taught in schools, however, 83 percent failed when tested on knowledge of the Revolution and our Founding documents.
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The Museum of the American Revolution will tell the complete story of the American Revolution using its distinguished collection of objects, artifacts, artwork, and manuscripts. Permanent and special exhibition galleries, theaters, and large-scale tableaux will bring to life the original “greatest generation,” and engage people in the history and continuing relevance of the American Revolution. Construction is now underway for the new Museum that is being built steps away from Independence Hall, Carpenter’s Hall, Franklin Court, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the Revolution. It will serve as a portal to the nation’s many Revolutionary sites, sparking interest, providing context and encouraging explorations that begin at the Museum’s doorstep. The Museum is a private, non-profit organization. For more information, visit www.AmRevMuseum.org or call toll free, 877-740-1776.