The United States of America began in a remarkable way. We were rebellious children of the tyrannical mother England. Many of our ancestors fought in that great struggle of independence. Those roots make us who we are today. To discover who are ancestors were then is to give us a certain amount of insight and pride as to whom we are today. Family History connecting us to that event will not only inform us of those good things but it will also give us pause to reflect and make changes in our own lives.
Then there is the historical value of that struggle. What is it our forefathers were actually trying to devise as far as their view of our future was concerned? What can we discern from their writings on subjects which vex us today? All of these questions can be answered through pure research coupled with personal soul searching.
PRIMARY SOURCES allow us to delve into the minds of those in the past, and do it without the interpretation of others. When we argue a point of importance we can go back to the original comment for reference.
Footnote provides all of these opportunities and more. The opportunity to connect with other primary sources and people is provided by the designers of the site. The purpose of Footnote.com is to provide that type of learning.