The American Revolution Center is a welcome and timely initiative. Understanding the complexities the Colonies faced in contemplating separation from the mother country, celebrating the vision and courage of those who led the way, and reflecting on the contemporary relevance of those world-changing developments, are worthy and important objectives—"that the future may learn from the past." The American Revolution Center promises to be a major contributor to that effort so critical to sustaining our democratic experiment. Colin G. Campbell President & CEO, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation