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The Responsibilities of Frederick Douglass

An in-depth look at responsibility through the life of Frederick Douglass. Responsibility is defined as striving to know and to do what is best rather than what is most popular.

The History of Immigration in the United States

In this lesson, students will study the nature of immigration and trace the history of immigration in the United States from its founding to the first half of the twentieth century.

Congress in the Modern Era

Congress was designed to be a slow and deliberative body with the intention that it provide stability and place the public interest at the center of its decisions.

Self-Sacrifice in a Firehouse on 9/11

In this lesson (one of our 139 American Portraits), students will review and analyze the self-sacrifice of the 40/35 Firehouse crew on 9/11.

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