American Portraits

Eli Whitney: Diligent Pioneer of Modern Industry

In this lesson, students will learn about how Eli Whitney diligently pursued his place in history as the inventor of the cotton gin. Through his example, students will learn how being diligent can help them achieve their own purpose.

Founding Principles

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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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Property Rights

The natural right of all individuals to create, obtain, and control their possessions, beliefs, faculties, and opinions, as well as the fruits of their labor.

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