American Portraits

Sergeant Alvin C. York’s Responsibility

In this lesson, students will learn about Alvin C. York and the responsibility he showed toward his men during his attack on Hill 223. They will explore how responsibility can help advance freedom and work on discovering how responsibilities affect their own lives.

Founding Principles

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Inalienable / Natural Rights

Freedoms which belong to us by nature and can only be justly taken away through due process.

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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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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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