A City Upon A Hill: The Spirit of American Exceptionalism

63mins | 2011 | HistoryTVPG
director
Kevin Knoblock
starring
Rep. Michele Bachmann, Andrew Breitbart, Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart, Edwin Meese III
What is American Exceptionalism and why is it so important? During his travels in 1831, French writer Alexis de Tocqueville observed that America was an exceptional nation with a special role to play in history. Tocqueville wrote that, unlike Europe, where social standing defined a citizens, America was a new republic where liberty, equality, individualism, and laissez-faire economics defined the "American Creed." A CITY UPON A HILL explores the concept of American Exceptionalism from its origin to the present day.
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