American Portraits

Varian Fry’s Grave Responsibility

In this lesson, students will learn about Varian Fry and his role in helping refugee’s escape the dangers posed by Nazi Germany. Through his example, they will learn how they can more responsible in their own lives.

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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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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