American Portraits

Treat All Men Alike: Chief Joseph and Respect

In this lesson, students will review the words and actions of Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce people in the Pacific Northwest. They will identify examples of people treating one another with respect and examples of disrespect.

Founding Principles

Equal Protection image

Equal Protection

The principle of equal justice under law means that every individual is equal to every other person in regards to natural rights and treatment before the law. There are no individuals or groups who are born with the right to rule over others.

Equality image

Equality

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

Individual Responsibility image

Individual Responsibility

Individuals must take care of themselves and their families and be vigilant to preserve their liberty.

Give Feedback

Send us your comments or questions using the form below.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Close