American Portraits

The Diarist’s Identity: Mary Chesnut and her Civil War Diary

In this lesson, students will learn about how Mary Chesnut’s identity drove her to write a diary during the Civil War. They will also learn about how to use their own identity to achieve success in their 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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