American Portraits

Four Score and Seven Years Ago: Abraham Lincoln, the Gettysburg Address, and Identity

In this lesson, students will analyze Abraham Lincoln’s identity as a writer, speaker, and president related to the Gettysburg address.

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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Equality

Every individual is equal to every other person in regards to natural rights and treatment before the law.

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Inalienable / Natural Rights

Freedoms which belong to us by nature and can only be justly taken away through due process.

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Liberty

Except where authorized by citizens through the Constitution, the government does not have the authority to limit freedom.

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