More than just waging a war of independence, American revolutionaries took a great leap of faith and established a new government based on the sovereignty of the people. It was a radical idea that entrusted the power of the nation not in a monarchy, but in its citizens. Each generation since continues to question how to form “a more perfect union” around this radical idea. America.
Voices and Votes: Democracy in America is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide. It is based on an exhibition by the National Museum of American History. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress. Voices and Votes has been made possible in Nebraska by Humanities Nebraska with support from the Nebraska Cultural Endowment and other generous donors.