New initiative focuses on American history and civic education

News Release, National Endowment for the Humanities

This past week, people marked Constitution Day, which commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787.

As part of its commemoration, the National Endowment for the Humanities has launched an organization-wide initiative focusing on American history and civic education.

This is also part of commemorations for the upcoming 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States, which will be in 2026.

The new “A More Perfect Union” initiative will provide funding opportunities for humanities projects promoting deeper understanding of American history and culture as well as advancing civic education and knowledge of the core principles of the country’s government.

“This agency-wide initiative will help Americans better understand the world’s oldest constitutional democracy and how our founding ideals are met in a pluralistic society,” said NEH Chairman Jon Parrish Peede in a video for Constitution Day. “As we celebrate the revered document dedicated to ‘We the People,’ it is essential to share the story of all the people.”

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