Over the course of the life of the United States there has been a marked change in the interpretation and practice of the basic, fundamental ideology upon which this country was founded. The democratic principles of government have been weakened and often dismantled by attitudes and actions that have gone counter to the original intent of the Constitution and the will of the people. As America enters its third full century, it would appear that the country is off-track in many areas such as individual rights, education, and the actions of government. It is imperative that people stand up for a return to the principles that brought democracy this far. Otherwise, the empire is indeed in danger of decay and demise. There are many opportunities to reverse this trend and restore the government and the people to a higher level of satisfaction, respect, and prosperity. The Fall of the American Empire not only asks thought-provoking questions about the state of our nation, but also proposes solutions to make our nation prosper in the twenty-first century.