American Portraits

Lee Yick: Equal Justice Under Law

In this lesson, students will consider the actions of Lee Yick regarding the injustices of a discriminatory city ordinance in San Francisco. They will consider ways in which they can promote or fight for justice in their own lives.

Founding Principles

Equality image


Every individual is equal to every other person in regards to natural rights and treatment before the law.

Liberty image


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

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