American Portraits

Under My Vine and Fig Tree: George Washington’s Resignation after Two Terms and Integrity

In this lesson, students will learn about the presidency of George Washington and how it was shaped by integrity. Through his example, students will learn how they can pursue integrity in their own lives.

Founding Principles

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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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Limited Government

Citizens are best able to pursue happiness when government is confined to those powers which protect their life, liberty, and property.

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Private Virtue

The idea that only a knowledgeable and virtuous citizenry can sustain liberty.

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