American Portraits

They Were Superb: The 442nd Japanese-­American Unit in World War II and Self-­Sacrifice

In this lesson, students will learn about the self-sacrifice of the Japanese-American 442nd Regimental Combat Team who fought in World War Two. They will also determine ways they can sacrifice to help others.

Founding Principles

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Every individual is equal to every other person in regards to natural rights and treatment before the law.

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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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