American Nationalism WHAT?

American Nationalism

“In God We Trust”

The American dream – the capacity of man to achieve a new life
Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness
all men are created equal
land of the free and the home of the brave
manifest destiny
“God Bless America”

**”Nationalism can contribute to human progress and freedom and education and economic vitality, or it can contribute to violence, fear, and international conflicts

patriotism is a political tool
negative connotations of ‘nationalism,’ so we use ‘patriotism’

Made in the USA

patriotism rose after Sept. 11, 2001

patriotism = result of national tragedy/attack

belief in supremacy of American ideals

paradox…US is highly nationalistic but doesn’t see istelf as such

list of political slogans http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_political_slogans
list of national slogans http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_national_mottos

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