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The Enduring Vision Thesis

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The United States of America is still a relatively young nation though it has been through quite a lot in that short time. One main theme that I have observed through what I have learned over this course is that we almost seem to go through a reoccurring cycle. We seem cursed to repeat the past. Following the Civil War as we entered the industrial age there was a general distrust of “foreigners” and increasing nationalism. As stated in The Enduring Vision “All immigrant groups faced increasing hostility from white native-born Americans” and the anti-German attitude during World War I such as “Banning all German books” and “targeting American citizens suspected of pro-German or antiwar sentiments” (Boyer et al. p. 572). Along with that there
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