American Portraits

Prevent Further Effusion of Blood: The Surrender at Appomattox and Respect

In this lesson, students will read about the surrender at Appomattox between Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee. They will learn about how the two men acted with respect despite their differences and be able to apply this lesson to their own lives.

Founding Principles

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Civic Virtue

A set of actions and habits necessary for the safe, effective, and mutually beneficial participation in a society.

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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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