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Unformatted text preview: principles, not by conquest. • Geography and resources: The great wealth of resources and relative isolation of the United States for much of its history has made America unique among most other countries in the world. • Diversity: The American mix of cultures and traditions is the source of American strength. Exceptionalism in Action American exceptionalism often influences American foreign policy. During the Cold War, for example, Ronald Reagan felt that America had a duty to be the “shining city on the hill,” an example to the world of what a good and blessed country should be....
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course POSI 1310 taught by Professor Arnold during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08