American Portraits

Yick Wo: Equal Justice Under Law

In this lesson, students will consider the actions of Yick Wo regarding the injustices of a discriminatory city ordinance in San Francisco. They will consider ways in which they can promote or fight for justice in their own lives.

Founding Principles

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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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Liberty

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

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