Declaration of Independence
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness…
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.
American Civic Values:
- Individual rights, (life, liberty…)- Agency, voice, and being able to pursue our rights as American citizens
- Democracy (self-government)
- Unity; the common good
- Rule of law
- In God we Trust
We are trusted and have a civic responsibility to contribute to our communities, nation, and each other.