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Understanding America Exceptional Ism Heritage 2011

Understanding America Exceptional Ism Heritage 2011

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Published by Amy J. Hawkins

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Published by: Amy J. Hawkins on Sep 02, 2011
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Matthew Spalding, Ph.D.
 Why Is AmericaExceptional?
 
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n 1776, when America announced its independence as a nation,it was composed o thirteen colonies surrounded by hostilepowers.Today, the United States is a country o ty states covering a vast continent. Its military orces are the most powerul in the world.Its economy produces almost a quarter o the world’s wealth. The American people are among the most hard-working, church-going,afuent, and generous in the world.Is America exceptional?
 Wh Is AmericaExceptiona?
 
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The Declaration o Independence is signifcant not because it announced America’s separation rom Great Britain but because it proclaimed the conditions that underlie legitimate political authority and the proper ends o government based on the sovereignty o the people.
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