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To build a historic commemoration of our nation’s founding for all Americans, America250 is guided by the following principles.

Our mission

To commemorate our 250th anniversary with inclusive programs that inspire Americans to renew and strengthen our daring experiment in democracy.

Our vision

The shared experiences of America250 will have ignited our imaginations, elevated our diverse stories, inspired service in our communities, and demonstrated the lasting durability of the American project.

Our values

  • Service
  • Diversity
  • Love of Country
  • Collaboration
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Optimism
  • Imagination

Our pillars


America250 will extend an invitation to all Americans to commemorate 250 years, the longest stretch of any continuous democracy in the world.


For this commemoration, we are committed to involving as many Americans as possible, from every background and every community.


There’s no more powerful resource in the world than imagination, and America250 aims to tap into every American’s hopes, dreams, and ideas in order to honor our past 250 years and shape our next 250.


We want to activate and unleash the American spirit, so that our descendants can look back on us 250 years from now and see the effects that we made on the course of our nation at this critical moment in our history.

Inspiring the American spirit

To learn more about our vision and approach to America’s 250th, read our reports to the President and Congress.