American Portraits

We Can Start to Work Together: Robert F. Kennedy, the 1968 Campaign, and Respect

In this lesson, students will review the words and actions of Robert F. Kennedy, who used his candidacy for the presidency in 1968 to spread a message of hope, justice, and respect.

Founding Principles

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Civil Discourse

Reasoned and respectful sharing of ideas between individuals is the primary way people influence change in society/government, and is essential to maintain self-government.

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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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