#usfoundingfathers

  1. Why Franklin, Washington and Lincoln considered American democracy an 'experiment' -- and were unsure if it would survive

    By Thomas Coens, University of Tennessee From the time of the founding era to the present day, one of the more common things said about American democracy is that it is an “experiment .” Most people can readily intuit what the term is meant to convey, but it is still a phrase that i