The American Revolution Museum of Southern New Jersey will also examine the promise of the Declaration of Independence’s statement that “All men are created equal”, and the struggle for equality to the present day. As a new museum in 2026 dedicated to the American Revolution in 2016, we understand the present debate regarding the origins of our country related to 1619 as compared to 1776.
We need to tell a more balanced and fair history of the American Revolution. The Declaration’s intention was for the equality of men, but in reality it was for taxpaying and/or land-owning white males which were about 6% of the populations.
Our museum will address the issue of equality as an ever-evolving struggle as explained through milestone Constitutional amendments, laws passed by Congress, Presidential Executive Orders and Supreme Court decisions including: