American Portraits

A Self-Evident Truth: Angelina Grimké and Justice

In this lesson, students will consider the perspective of Angelina Grimké regarding the injustices of slavery. They will consider ways in which they can promote or fight for justice in their own lives.

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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Except where authorized by citizens through the Constitution, the government does not have the authority to limit freedom.

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