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ⓘ American exceptionalism is the belief that the US is unique and special the US has a unique mission to transform the world the US is superior to other nations b ..




American exceptionalism
                                     

ⓘ American exceptionalism

American exceptionalism is the belief that

  • the US is unique and special
  • the US has a unique mission to transform the world
  • the US is superior to other nations because of its unique history and mission
                                     

1. Unique nation

The US started from the American Revolutionary War. Martin Lipset calls it the "first new nation". It developed an American set of ideas Americanism based on republicanism, democracy, laissez-faire no government interference in economy, liberty, equality, individualism importance of individual.

                                     

2. Unique mission

Abraham Lincoln said in the Gettysburg address 1863, that Americans have a responsibility to make sure that the "government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."