American Portraits

Frederick Douglass and Identity: Resurrection to the Heaven of Freedom

In this lesson, students will examine events in the life of Frederick Douglass, studying a turning point when he determined not to remain a slave.

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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Private Virtue

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

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