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BUT WE'RE AMERICAN… THE PRESENCE OF AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM IN THE SPEECHES OF

@inproceedings{Bush2007BUTWA,
  title={BUT WE'RE AMERICAN… THE PRESENCE OF AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM IN THE SPEECHES OF},
  author={G. Bush},
  year={2007}
}
  • G. Bush
  • Published 2007
  • Political Science
This paper defines American exceptionalism as the notion held by Americans that their country is unique and has a specific role to play in the world. The origins of this notion are traced to 17 th century Puritan settlers, who used the metaphor of being “a city upon a hill” to highlight their position as a moral example to the rest of the world. This element from a sacral religion was transformed during the founding of the United States into an element of civil religion, and as such the… Expand

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