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American Creed

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Department
Political Science
Course
CAS PO 111
Professor
Graham Wilson
Semester
Fall

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American Creed Sunday, December 15, 2013 5:19 PM • City Upon a Hill: John Winthrop → Ronald Reagan ○ Notion that other nations are looking at America ○ Collective life and supporting each other ○ America is not just a country → echoes down the ages • What Makes Us Americans? (What is the ideal ideology?) ○ United by a set of ideas  Strong influence on the American thinking  Characterize American culture □ Rights: freedom of religion, freedom of the press □ Democracy: the extent of free election → even judges have to campaign □ Equality: No aristocracy - prohibited by the constitution ○ How did it get there?  British heritage: magnified by the American revolution (always self-ruled) □ ie. execution of Charles by the Parliament  Failure of socialism □ Importance of individualism □ Most modern Democratic countries have strong socialist influence  ie
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