Why American Exceptionalism Is A Good Thing For The World

906 WordsApr 8, 20164 Pages
After receiving a charter from the British Massachusetts Bay Company to settle across the lands of current-day Massachusetts, and abandoning his manor lordship in English, John Winthrop would declare towards those settles of the Massachusetts Colony that "We shall be as a city upon a hill,". The idea of American exceptionalism is an idea that has been dated back towards the time of settlement, and that could be traced into the current twenty-first century. When we trace this idea from beginning to end, one is able to see that American exceptionalism was a good thing for the world as a whole. By analyzing the spreading of the American political ideas into the European nations, and how American acted as the defense against tyranny, one will be able to understand the reasons why American exceptionalism has created good in the world. Additionally, there will be discussion of the pro-team of the team, the process of their research, the reason why they lost, and what could be improved. The date is December 1st, 1862; the Union has recently witnessed the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, Antietam. Walking in front of Congress, President Abraham Lincoln commencing his Second Annual Message to Congress as says these words, "We know we are the Union. The World will not forget that we say this. We-even we here- hold the future, and we bear the responsibility. In giving freedom to the slave, we assume freedom to the free- honorable alike in what we give and what we
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