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What are some basic principles commonly held by American citizens?
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; this includes equality under the law. These are principles that people are born with and that cannot be taken away.
What is equality under the law?
All people are treated fairly.
List some key facts about George Washington.
1. He was born in Virginia.
2. He was a farmer.
3. He became a brave leader of soldiers.
4. He was the first US president.
5. He is known as "the Father of our Country".
6. He worked under the republican form of government.
7. He helped put the basic principles of government into practice or the new nation.
List some key facts about Abraham Lincoln.
1. He was born in a log cabin.
2. He taught himself how to read.
3. He was often called "Honest Abe".
4. He was the US president when the country was divided over the issue of equality for all people.
5. He was the president of the US who helped free slaves.
List some key facts about Thomas Jefferson.
1. He was born in Virginia.
2. He was the 3rd president of the US.
3. He wrote the Declaration of Independence, which states that people have certain rights.
4. He was a leader who helped develop the US as a new nation.
List some key facts about Rosa Parks.
1. She was an African American woman who refused to give up her seat on a public bus as was required by law many years ago.
2. She helped to bring about changes in laws and worked so that all people would have equal rights.
List some key facts about Thurgood Marshall.
1. He was a lawyer who defended people at a time when not all people had equal rights.
2. He was the first African American justice of the United States Supreme Court.
List some key facts about Martin Luther King, Jr.
1. He was an African American minister who worked so that all people would be treated fairly.
2. He led peaceful marches and gave speeches.
3. He worked for equal rights for all people.
4. He helped bring about changes in laws through peaceful means.
Why do we recognize Veteran's Day?
To show respect for Americans who served in the military. It is observed in November.
Why do we recognize Memorial Day?
To show respect for Americans who died in wars while they were serving their country. It is observed in May.