The Myth of American Exceptionalism – Foreign Policy
Myth 1 There Is Something Exceptional About American Exceptionalism
Our ideals and principles, as well as our national security, are at stake in Syria, along with our leadership of a world where we seek to ensure that the worst weapons will never be used. America is not the world’s policeman… But when, with modest effort and risk, we can stop children from being gassed to death and thereby make our own children safer over the long run, I believe we should act. That’s what makes America different. That’s what makes us exceptional. With humility, but with resolve, let us never lose sight of that essential truth. Thank you. God bless you, and God bless the United States of America.
Jewish Hijacking Of American Exceptionalism | Real Jew …
Isn't promoting American exceptionalism or the idea that the US has mostly been a force for good in the world also an agenda?
For example, the article mentions that certain school districts want their materials to "promote 'patriotism' and 'respect for authority,' and ' not encourage or condone civil disorder.'" Isn't "promoting patriotism" also an agenda?
Textbook Brokers Greeley: Roots Of American Exceptionalism
The 1840s was a time of tremendous transformation in the US. With the opening of the Oregon Trail, the Mexican-American War, and the gold rush in California, much of the public’s attention was on western expansion. Many white Americans were eager to take more land from Native Americans, establish new territories and states, and increase their economic and political power. Popularized in 1845 by influential journalist John L. O’Sullivan, the term “Manifest Destiny” became a national rallying cry for proponents of further westward colonization. It captured and consolidated longstanding concepts from the Crusades and the Papal-sanctioned colonization process such as holy war, divine sanction, chosen people, promised land, terra nullis, and the proselytizing and conversion of heathens. As originally used in the US, Manifest Destiny was the idea that God had given the United States a mission to expand their territory throughout North America.