During the latter part of the Colonial Period, Americans went to war against a vastly superior force and, even more psychologically daunting, their own government and brethren. These Americans had little chance to succeed, but they risked their livelihood and lives for the opportunity of a better life.
Today, the Colonial Period is taught to Americans in
Massachusetts only in the 3rd grade and then infrequently mentioned again. Furthermore,
the history is from a textbook as a opposed to living history where the students
can see, listen, and touch upon topics for better retention. Often by the time
Americans come of age, they have forgotten about one of the most crucial periods
in our country's formation.
Our identity, ideas, laws, and morals were formed to
a great extent in the 1700s, and to understand our actions in the present, we
often need the perspective of the past. How can that be done if we've forgotten
The Sudbury Companies of Militia & Minute and other
act as historical interpreters translating - in a very sensorial manner
- words, habits, and actions of the past for people of today. We are a temporal
bridge so Americans and non-Americans can better understand our nation.