American Portraits

Stephen Decatur and Purpose

In this lesson, students will learn about Stephen Decatur and his sense of purpose that drove him to successfully complete the daring raid on the U.S.S. Philadelphia. They will explore how purpose can help advance freedom and work to discover purpose in their own 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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