American Portraits

No! No! Not a Sixpence! The XYZ Affair and Integrity

In this lesson, students will learn about how the diplomats in the XYZ Affair maintained their integrity. They will also learn about how they can act with integrity 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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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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