American Portraits

The American Success Story of Alexander Hamilton and Diligence

In this lesson, students will learn the importance of being diligent in their lives by examining the life of Alexander Hamilton. They will analyze how Hamilton’s actions throughout his life and examine how he acted with diligence in pursuit of his own ambition. They will use this understanding to help them to pursue diligent actions in their own lives.

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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Individual Responsibility

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

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Private Virtue

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

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