American Portraits

The Gospel of Wealth: Andrew Carnegie, Philanthropy, and Identity

In this lesson, students will explore the life and work of Andrew Carnegie. Though his example of hard work and generosity with his earnings, students will learn more about identity. With this example in mind, they will explore how they can further develop their own identities.

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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