American Portraits

In Her Weakness Made Strong: Esther Ross and Respect

In this lesson, students will learn about the Stillaguamish tribe and the women who fought to gain recognition and respect for their lands and customs. Through ther example, students will better understand the role respect should play 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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