Heroes and Villains

August Landmesser’s Courageous Refusal

A look at the virtue of courage through the courageous action of August Landmesser. Courage is defined as standing firm in being a person of character and doing what is right, especially when it is unpopular or puts you at risk. The significance or courage in a society built on democratic principles is explored in this lesson.

Founding Principles

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Civic Virtue

A set of actions and habits necessary for the safe, effective, and mutually beneficial participation in a society.

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Private Virtue

The idea that only a knowledgeable and virtuous citizenry can sustain liberty.

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