Civil Religion in America: Definition & Overview


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Which of the following is an element of civil religion?

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1. The belief that the United States is very different from other nations and has a special purpose and set of values is called:

2. Which of the following is NOT a term associated with mainstream modern American civil religion?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your understanding of civil religion in America. To pass the test, you'll need to know the definition of civil religion and elements of civil religion in the United States.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Definition of civil religion
  • Elements of civil religion
  • Terms associated with American civil religion
  • The concept of American exceptionalism

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on civil religion in America
  • Making connections - understand the concept of American exceptionalism
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about how civil religion defines America in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding civil religion

Additional Learning

To learn more about this aspect of cultural and political life, review the corresponding lesson on Civil Religion in America. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define civil religion
  • Review examples of civil religion
  • Understand the concept of American exceptionalism