American Portraits

I WILL BE HEARD: William Lloyd Garrison, Abolitionism, Colonization, and Identity

In this lesson, students will explore the life of William Lloyd Garrison and follow the development of his identity. Through his example, students will understand how they can develop and refine their identity in their own lives, and how through this refinement help advance freedom for themselves and others.

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

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Private Virtue

The idea that only a knowledgeable and virtuous citizenry can sustain liberty.

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