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American Symbolism & Patriotism - Chapter Summary
These lessons were developed as a discussion of American symbolism and patriotism. We will examine such core values as liberty, diversity, individualism and unity. Discover our shared political traditions, beliefs, customs and values. See the factors that helped shape the characteristics of America's political culture.
America is a country and people that loves its symbols, and you will learn the history and meaning of several of the many it has in these lessons, along with such information as:
- Liberty, equality and self-government as America's core values
- What determines political culture in America
- Democratic ideals and four historical U.S. documents
- Significant American symbols
This chapter uses both text and video lessons in presenting this subject matter. Videos are hosted by our expert instructors and come with a lesson transcript as well as a keyword-based timeline tool that makes it quick and easy to locate any specific lesson information you want to replay. All lessons have a companion quiz as a quick test of your understanding of the lesson material. You can submit any questions you have directly to the instructor.
1. America's Core Values: Liberty, Equality & Self-Government
In this lesson, we will examine a few of America's core values. We will focus especially on liberty, self-government, equality, individualism, diversity, and unity.
2. What is American Political Culture?
The American political culture is a system of shared political traditions, customs, beliefs and values. This lesson discusses the characteristics of America's political culture and the factors that help shape it.
3. U.S. Historical Documents & Democratic Ideals
While much of what makes America is an idea, that doesn't mean that there aren't plenty of concrete documents around, too. This lesson tells the story of four of those documents.
4. Understanding the Meaning & History of American Symbols
America is a country that loves symbols, and it has many. Learn about the meaning and history of some of the most important American symbols. Afterward, test your knowledge with a quiz.
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