Benjamin Banneker: Overcoming Circumstances and Advocating for Equality

Benjamin Banneker was an African American mathematician, astronomer, and inventor born on November 9, 1731, in Ellicott’s Mills, Maryland. Despite being born in a time when slavery was rampant, Banneker defied the odds by becoming an accomplished inventor and scientist. His achievements and legacy exemplify the principles of equality and circumstance not limiting success. Growing […]

Liberty vs. Freedom: What’s the difference?

Liberty and freedom are often used interchangeably in the United States, but they have distinct meanings. Understanding the difference between the two concepts is important because it sheds light on the philosophical underpinnings of American society. Liberty can be defined as the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on […]

Elizabeth Powel: A Woman Whose Influence Shaped a Nation

Elizabeth Willing Powel was a woman ahead of her time. Born in 1743, she was raised in a wealthy family in Philadelphia, where she received an education that was not typical for women of her era. Her father was a successful merchant and her mother was known for her literary pursuits, which likely influenced Elizabeth’s […]

The Life of George Washington

George Washington is one of the most important figures in American history. He was the first president of the United States, serving two terms from 1789 to 1797. He was also a military commander during the American Revolutionary War, a statesman, and a farmer. His life and legacy are intertwined with the founding of the […]

Liberty Village Reception Draws In National Representatives

United We Pledge held a Liberty Village reception on October 7, 2022, in St. George, Utah, to share the progress made on their Liberty Village project.  Attendees included many community leaders and members. United We Pledge was pleased to receive support from Utah Senator Mike Lee for the Liberty Village project. Senator Lee shared his […]

2022 Field of Heroes: Remembering Our 9/11 First Responders

As part of the annual commemoration of 9/11, United We Pledge supported the City of St. George in remembering those who lost their lives on the tragic day of September 11th, 2001. United We Pledge contributed a “Field of Heroes” display in the St. George Town Square which displayed 343 American flags that represented each […]

United We Pledge Launches Free History Curriculum for Families

United We Pledge Academy On July 4, 2022, United We Pledge launched a national TV and social media campaign announcing its brand new curriculum platform called United We Pledge Academy (UWP Academy). The first course, American Heritage Course, is freely available for access and download at You can sign up to receive your free […]