We Hold These Truths: Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration of Independence, and Identity
In this lesson, students will read a narrative about Thomas Jefferson and the writing of the Declaration of Independence in order to understand their identity.
Inalienable / Natural Rights
Freedoms which belong to us by nature and can only be justly taken away through due process.
Except where authorized by citizens through the Constitution, the government does not have the authority to limit freedom.
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.