American Founders’ Month
American Founders’ Month & Celebrate Freedom Week
Section (s.) 683.1455, Florida Statutes (F.S.), designates the month of September as American Founders’ Month and s. 1003.421, F.S., recognizes the last full week of classes in September in public schools as Celebrate Freedom Week.
During American Founders’ Month various groups, including public and private educational institutions, are urged to recognize and observe this occasion through appropriate programs, meetings, services or celebrations in which state, county and local governmental officials are invited to participate. Public schools are encouraged to coordinate instruction at all grade levels related to the nation’s founding fathers.
Celebrate Freedom Week must include at least three hours of appropriate instruction in each social studies class, as determined by each school district. This instruction shall include an in-depth study of the intent, meaning and importance of the Declaration of Independence.
American Founders’ Month & Celebrate Freedom Week Resources
- Congress.gov This web-friendly presentation of the original text of the Federalist Papers.
- National Archives Founders Online Correspondence and Other Writings of Six Major Shapers of the United States.
- The Library of Congress The American Founders Online: An Annotated Guide to Their Papers and Publications.
Learn more about the life and legacy of the following Founding Fathers.
- George Washington
- Thomas Jefferson
- John Adams
- Benjamin Franklin
- James Madison
- John Jay
- Alexander Hamilton