American Portraits

The Tuskegee Airmen: Defending and Improving the United States

In this lesson, students will learn about the actions of the Tuskegee Airmen and how they helped African-Americans gain respect as one of the first groups of African American pilots in the history of the United States. They will also explore how they can be respectful in their own lives.

Founding Principles

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Equal Protection

The principle of equal justice under law means that every individual is equal to every other person in regards to natural rights and treatment before the law. There are no individuals or groups who are born with the right to rule over others.

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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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Individual Responsibility

Individuals must take care of themselves and their families and be vigilant to preserve their liberty.

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