●Cynical Response 4.According to Carr, what are sites of fecundity? ●A period of generative fruitfulness ●Revolutionary Period ●Civil War ●1960s B.The Myth of the Chosen nation 1.How did it develop? What is the background of it? ●Has deepest roots in the Hebrew Bible ○In Deuteronomy, where God has chosen the Jews ●Rooted in Puritans in America ●They believed that they are chosen for a specific reason by God 2.Which early thinker influenced the puritans in the way he translated and prefaced the Bible ●William Tyndalepopularized the notion that England stood in a covenant relationship with God. ●Notion of National Covenant; just like Israel of the old, England had been chosen by God for a special mission. 3.What is America’s creed? ●We hold these truths as self-evident, that all men are created equal and bestowed by their Creator certain unalienable rights including life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.