Presentation Assesment 1.docx - Coleman Neill January 17th 2019 GOVT-220 B05 1 Why is America considered exceptional Where did the term \u201cAmerican

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Coleman Neill January 17 th , 2019 GOVT-220 B05 1. Why is America considered exceptional? Where did the term “American exceptionalism” come from? American Exceptionalism is a term we trace back to the 1830s by Alexis Detocqueville who wrote the book: Democracy in America . He even stated directly “The positions of the Americans are quite exceptional, and it may be believed that no democratic people will be placed in a similar one.” America is considered Exceptional because of the fact that we are the only Country in the world that does not average a revolution every 20-30 years, this makes America an exceptional. We stand out as exceptional because we have a great track record of mentioning stability even in our darkest hours. 2. What problems faced the American Constitutional Convention in 1787? The problems that were faced at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 were, that it was 13 states who had come together with each delegate having different plans to fix the country. It made it difficult because each delegate did not want to work with one and other to compromise on how to fix the country. The lack of compromise lead people to want to pack their stuff up and go home but this was stopped by a speech given by then 81-year-old Benjamin Franklin. Franklin made the point that they have gone 4-5 weeks and have achieved nothing, to at the time President George Washington. Franklin also had made the point that they were lacking prayer, and that they should be praying so God could assist them and without his assistance or aide they would not grow as a country. 3. Did prayer always play a key role in the Constitutional Convention? How did prayer affect the convention? At the Constitutional Convention they lacked prayer to God, and it was not a key role at the Convention of 1787. It was not spoken about until about 4-5 weeks into the Convention when all the delegates had been tired and had enough of the arguing. Then Benjamin Franklin the wisest and oldest man in the room spoke
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