American Portraits

Selma-to-Montgomery Marchers: Diligently Crossing the Bridge

In this lesson, students will review the events of the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. They will focus on the marchers’ demonstration of diligence. They will achieve the following objectives.

Founding Principles

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Civic Virtue

A set of actions and habits necessary for the safe, effective, and mutually beneficial participation in a society.

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Civil Discourse

Reasoned and respectful sharing of ideas between individuals is the primary way people influence change in society/government, and is essential to maintain self-government.

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Freedom of Speech

The freedom to express one's opinions without interference from the the government is critical to the maintenance of liberty within a free society.

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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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