American Portraits

The Great Day in My Life: Theodore Roosevelt, the Charge at San Juan Hill, and Courage

In this lesson, students will consider the courage of theodore Roosevelt, who exercised courage to overcome illness and to lead troops in Cuba. They will also consider how to cultivate and apply courage in their own lives.

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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Private Virtue

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

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