“Our hope is our superpower. Hope is what gets you to stand up when other people want you to sit down. Hope is what gets you to speak when others tell you to be quiet. Hope is the way the world changes."
Dr. Clayborne Carson, Stanford University Historian, shares some personal insights from the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr.
With courage, conviction, and civility—drawing upon our noble heritage as Americans—each one of us can make a profound difference.
Mickey Edwards shares insights on the importance of the Constitution.
Richard R. Beeman discusses the most influential people from the Constitutional Convention and how their work contributed to the America we know today.
But here’s some bad news: it’s hard work to understand the Constitution. At least it’s hard work if you try to understand what it meant to those who wrote and ratified its provisions. In my view, that is the understanding we must seek.
In American history this sublime and serious combination of religion and democracy has overall been a force for great good. Some of the most important movements of conscience in our history emerged from the convictions of religious people and used the language and liturgy of faith to build popular support.
Scholar Jeremy Black presents the question of whether or not the British could have won the American Revolution, detailing what would have made it possible.
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We hope you will study seriously and with great effort both the Constitution and your other course work. More important, in all that you expect of yourselves, be sure that you do not neglect your private and personal prayers, your scripture study, or your appropriate acts of anonymous service as well as the public manifestations you make of your devotion to God and country.
We are taught to honor and celebrate those great men who wrote and voted for the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. But none of what they committed themselves to … none of that would have been worth any more than the paper it was written on had it not been for those who were fighting to make it happen.
Larry EchoHawk, as a Native American BYU law professor and attorney general of Idaho, shares his experience and vision of the promise of America for all.
The responsibilities of citizenship extend to all Latter-day Saints. It is our duty to do our part in "honoring, obeying, and sustaining the law."
In this 1993 Provo Freedom Festival fireside, Neal A. Maxwell calls for true patriotism: living so that we create a better country for future generations.
We cannot abandon religious freedom, including the influence of religious morality, without jeopardizing the ideals upon with this country was founded.
President Lee unfolds the story and attributes of the U.S. Constitution and explains its significance for Latter-day Saints seeking to be good citizens.
The relationship between religion and the United States constitution has an interesting and complicated history with important implications.
May God bless each of us with a desire to gain a real understanding of the blessings granted to us under this great Constitution of the United States of America. And may we have the strength and the courage to defend and uphold it for our generation and for all who follow after us.
The Constitution of the United States is divinely inspired. We ought to learn of it, to be grateful for it, and to defend it.
As we celebrate the various summer holidays, we must remember the heritage they commemorate and determine to preserve the gifts we’ve been given.
L. Tom Perry delivers a patriotic fireside address recounting the history of America and the great gifts that its founding has brought.
President Wilkinson compares the values of the founding fathers with the changing cultural values of America in the 20th century.
For America to become the world leader it was destined by God to be, we must do our part to be obedient to His commandments.
America's fate is largely dependent on our obedience to our covenants. In all ages, this has been a land of promise for those who follow Him.
This bicentennial celebration gives us opportunity to reflect on the inspired founding of America and on what we want its future to be.
America is a land of opportunity. Be grateful for this land of promise. It has a rich history, and we can help it to have a bright future.
Roger B. Porter shares his personal experiences of working in the White House.
God has given us this land, America, as a land choice above all. But its greatness lies in the degree to which we give of our blessings to the world.
Increasing influence of the Supreme Court on national policy is one example of a delicate balance in the separation of powers in U.S. law and government.
This nation has a spiritual foundation—a prophetic history.
Marion G. Romney gives an overview and compilation of the political thought of J. Reuben Clark, Jr., a prominent attorney, civil servant, and BYU leader.
America is a land of opportunity and freedom for which we owe great gratitude. Take advantage of your blessings here, and seek to contribute to your nation.
The Book of Mormon is especially applicable to the struggles we face in America today. Pay attention to its warnings about freedom and government.
Mark E. Petersen shares some thoughts about our divine destiny and responsibility both as Americans and as Latter-day Saints.
In this classic speech given in 1959, Carl Euehner shares his opinions about the United States and some foreign relations.
The Constitution of the United States is an inspired document penned by remarkable men. Let us study and give thanks for and preserve its principles.
The Lord has preserved these American continents as a land of promise. We ought to have a special gratitude and responsibility for our part in this land.
As the central government's power ever increases, we must protect our political freedom and show that we will take a stand as members of the Church.