The Five Thousand Year Leap - W. Cleon Skousen

The Five Thousand Year Leap

By W. Cleon Skousen

  • Release Date: 1981-03-15
  • Genre: Politics & Current Events
Score: 4.5
From 17 Ratings


The Founding Fathers of the United States of America created the first free people in modern times. They wrote a new kind of Constitution which is now the oldest in existence. They built a new kind of commonwealth designed as a model for the whole human race. They believed it was thoroughly possible to create a new kind of civilization; giving freedom, equality, and justice to all.

The Founders created a new cultural climate that gave wings to the human spirit. They built a free-enterprise culture to encourage industry and prosperity. They gave humanity the needed ingredients for a gigantic 5,000-year leap in which more progress has been made in the past 200 years than all of prior recorded human history. All of this came about because of 28 basic principles the Founders discovered, upon which all free nations must be built in order to succeed.

This eBook includes the original index, illustrations, footnotes, table of contents and page numbering from the printed format.


  • Exceptional Explanation of Basic Constitutional Principles

    By Frankie#56
    This book explores the principles that made America what it is today and takes an intimate look at the Founding Fathers' intentions and opinions when creating the Constitution. This book has answered many of my questions as to how The United States government is supposed to operate and what should be every citizen's obligation to this country. I would recommend this book not only for every American citizen but for anyone that wishes to live as a free person.
  • A Call to Patriotism

    By Cowhorseking
    An excellent read on the divine calling of this great country. This is worth reading just for the quotes from the founding fathers. Skousen is not a particularly exceptional writer but is clearly a man who understands the importance of morals in society. This book covers everything from Manifest Destiny (and it's true meaning) to the founding fathers thoughts on debt and freedom. This book calls Keynsians to repentance and calls upon the American people to restore their freedoms and remember the foundation upon which this country was built, namely, a relationship with God and moral responsibility.