American Exceptionalism: The Destiny of America

603 WordsJan 29, 20182 Pages
What was the destiny of America viewed by American Exceptionalis? All along as time has advanced, travelers have come here in great hopes to establish a great country, escape from persecution, to become rich, and many other ideas of the American dream, so to speak. After many years these ideas of what America should be has accomplished great achievements and perhaps combined the destinies of many exceptionalist. There are three separate ideas of destiny that I am going to discuss and how they combined to be what America is now. The first idea of destiny is from the A Model of Christian Charity. Governor John Winthrop stated, “Now if the Lord shall please to hear us, and bring us in peace to the place we desire, then hath He ratified this covenant and sealed our commission, and will expect a strict performance of the articles contained in it….” Winthrop declares that God has blessed us with this new nation and that as long as we keep to his commandments that he will give us this land. In doing so we will also be able to live peaceably with each other and be blessing to others, and a city upon a hill. Today the U.S. is truly a “city upon a hill”. Although the nation isn’t what Winthrop, and many other Christians would expect it to be as (becoming more and more secular). We still have an impact on other countries with democracy leading the way. How long America stays that way who knows? There truly is a warning in Winthrop’s message. The second idea of destiny for
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