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Anticipate: Defining Justice

  1. What does justice mean to you?
  2. Whose responsibility is it to be just?
  3. How can an injustice be changed or challenged?

In this lesson, you look at slavery as it existed in colonial Virginia. Specifically during the mid-to-late 1700s, before the United States was a country and was still a part of the British empire. As you analyze the primary sources, consider the definition of justice and its relationship to the law and to individual people.

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