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The Children of the American Revolution (C.A.R.) was founded in 1895 by Harriett Lothrop. After the idea for a children’s branch was proposed at the Daughters of the American Revolution Continental Congress, the organization was promptly chartered by the United States Congress. C.A.R., the nation's oldest and largest, patriotic youth organization, offers membership to anyone under the age of 22 who is lineally descended from someone who served in the Continental Army or gave material aid to the cause of freedom in the American Revolution. The N.S.C.A.R. has six primary objectives in its Bylaws; these objectives are the foundation of the organization:
To acquire knowledge of American History. To preserve and restore places of Historical importance associated with men and women who forwarded American Independence. To ascertain the deeds and honor the memories of the men, women and children who rendered service to the cause of the American Revolution. To promote the celebration of patriotic anniversaries. To honor and cherish the Flag of the United States of America above every other flag. To love, uphold and extend the principles of American liberty and patriotism. 
“Any boy or girl under the age of twenty-two years is eligible for membership in The National Society of the Children of the American Revolution who is lineally descended from a man or woman who, with unfailing loyalty, rendered material aid to the cause of American Independence as a soldier, sailor, civil officer, or recognized patriot in one of the several Colonies or States, or of the United States, provided that the applicant is personally acceptable to the Society."
I believe in the Children of the American Revolution as an organization for the training of young people in true patriotism and love of country, in order that they shall be better fitted for American citizenship. As a descendant of the Founders of my Country, I believe that my birthright brings a responsibility to carry on their work, and that as the boys and girls of 1776 took an active part in the War for Independence, so the boys and girls of today have a definite work to do for their Country. As a member of the Children of the American Revolution, I believe it is my duty to use my influence to create a deeper love of country, a loyal respect for its Constitution and a reverence for its Flag, among the young people with whom I come in contact.