The American Exception by Frank J. Lechner

By Frank J. Lechner

This booklet examines what makes the us a very good society, what influence it has had in another country, and why those matters have mattered to american citizens. With historic and comparative facts, Frank J. Lechner describes the designated course of yank associations and tracks adjustments within the country’s nationwide id on the way to investigate claims approximately America’s ‘exceptional’ features. The booklet analyzes numerous focal issues of exceptionalist considering the US, together with the significance people structure and the yankee feel of project, and explores a number of features of America’s targeted worldwide effect; for instance, in economics and movie. as well as discussing the special worldwide influence of the U.S., this primary quantity delves into faith, legislations, and activities.

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Over long periods and in many versions, at times offering a vantage point outside the national community itself, has nurtured the American self-imagination. Some of the most influential versions emerged at the founding of the Republic. 1 Americans and the American Exception Having finished its business of declaring independence, the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, charged a committee to “bring in a device for a seal” for the new country it had just created (Patterson and Dougall 1976: 6).

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