The Dream Pledge

Lesson 1: The History

The idea of "the Dream" is as old as America. People usually dream for those things they don't have and hope to acquire. Martin Luther King Jr. understood that America was essentially a dream, created out of the hopes and aspirations of people wanting to live in a country where everyone, regardless of who they were or what they believed, would be free and equal under the law to pursue their happiness. It was for "the dream" that people left their countries of origin and came to America. The founders of America put their dream, along with some rules and laws in a document we call the United States Constitution.

{ "When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men - yes, black men as well as white men - would be guaranteed the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."—Martin Luther King Jr.


Never stop dreaming and never let someone tell you that your dreams don't matter. Your dreams will inspire and motivate you to do Big Things!