American Portraits

You May Depend Upon My Exertions: Robert Morris, the Revolutionary War, and Self­‐Sacrifice

In this lesson, students will learn about the actions of Robert Morris and his sacrifices for the cause of independence during the American Revolutionary War. They will explore how his selfless actions with his finances helped to preserve that cause. Through his example, they will learn how they can act selflessly 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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