Look InsideLanguage Arts Correlations Teachers' Notes The United States Constitution announced to the world that, in America, all people were created equal. But even then, some people were more equal than others. The long struggle to put all Americans on an equal footing has defined the moral character of our nation for two centuries. The Fight for Freedom traces the history of the Civil Rights, Womens Rights, and Gay Rights movements, stopping at key moments along the way to check in on the Great Debates that made Americans think hard about what their country really stands for. Young readers will discover that, although the arguments may have changed, the central question of discrimination is still very much in play. In that way, The Fight for Freedom helps them make connections and experience history in a living, breathing way. Aligns with Common Core Language Arts Anchor Standards for Reading Informational Text and Speaking and Listening. Text contains critical thinking components in regards to social issues and history.