The American Empire: Exceptionalist Political, Economic, and Public Policies

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America is like the 800-pound gorilla in every room in the world. When it gets a cold, the world wheezes, when it has a tingle, the world scratches. When it neglects to act, it regularly sends a swell around the globe. For some, it is a model for different societies to imitate. This thought of American exceptionalism really has numerous roots and numerous varieties. One is the old Puritan idea, in light of a John Winthrop sermon, that America is a "city upon a hill." This notion of America as "God's country" or the new "Promised Land" later got secularized and blended with thoughts of emancipation inferred from the American Revolution. It is this secularized thought that is most predominant today. The point when Presidents Ronald Reagan …show more content…
America is like the 800-pound gorilla in every room in the world. When it gets a cold, the world wheezes, when it has a tingle, the world scratches. When it neglects to act, it regularly sends a swell around the globe. For some, it is a model for different societies to imitate. This thought of American exceptionalism really has numerous roots and numerous varieties. One is the old Puritan idea, in light of a John Winthrop sermon, that America is a "city upon a hill." This notion of America as "God's country" or the new "Promised Land" later got secularized and blended with thoughts of emancipation inferred from the American Revolution. It is this secularized thought that is most predominant today. The point when Presidents Ronald Reagan and John F. Kennedy discussed America as a "city on a mound," they implied that it had an exceptional part to play in protecting freedom in the world.
In the following essay, I will look at the consequences of the American political and economic system as well as its public policies. Furthermore, I claim that America has built itself as an exceptional global empire, through political, economic and public policies, that center on capitalism. There are two parts to this argument. The first is about America’s exceptional global situation in which I will discuss the way in which America has made itself exceptional and held on to that position. The second part is about the effects and implications of America’s exceptional position on the world.
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