American Portraits

General Dwight D. Eisenhower: D-Day and Responsibility

In this lesson, students will read an account about General Eisenhower’s actions on D-Day and how they can act responsibly in their own lives through readings, discussions, and a presentation project.

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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Rule of Law

Government and citizens all abide by the same laws regardless of political power. Those laws respect individual rights, are transparently enacted, are justly applied, and are stable.

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