Ch 36: American Symbolism & Patriotism

About This Chapter

This chapter is about patriotism in America and the symbols that represent America's values. Use these lessons to look over the history of key American symbols and the most important U.S. documents.

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

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