The Principle of Equality | BRI’s Homework Help Series
Why is equality a bedrock principle in the United States? Our final Homework Help video of 2021 explores the origins of this principle and how our nation has not always lived up to it throughout our history.
BRI’s Homework Help Series Video Playlist
Short, classroom ready videos covering U.S. History, Government, and Civics topics
Equality and the Supreme Court: A Primary Source Study of Plessy v. Ferguson and Brown v. Board of Education
Explores the idea of equality as seen in two landmark Court cases.
Unit 4 Civics Connection: Equality, the Civil War, and Reconstruction
This lesson should be used at the end of the unit to review key events and ideas from the Civil War and Reconstruction Era.
Liberty and Equality Today
America has always been and continues to be a diverse country. One question that will confront all Americans is how to ensure that every citizen, regardless of skin color, sex, or religion, will enjoy the liberty and equality that the country was founded upon. Another question is whether Americans will continue to agree upon the fundamental principles upon which the country was founded and the meaning of those principles or whether we will be fragmented into groups with a narrow perspective and only look out for our own interests. The perennial challenge of liberty and equality are how to unite the goals of freedom and the common good.