American Portraits

Loyal American: Fred Korematsu, Japanese Internment, and Self‐Sacrifice

In this lesson, students will learn about how Fred Korematsu decided to sacrifice himself to fight against Japanese-American internment during World War Two. They will also determine ways in which they can sacrifice their own needs and desires for causes that are important.

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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