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American Civilization: An Introduction Mauk, David C;Oakland, John. , 06 1 The American context , , . , , . What is the Star Spangled Banner the national flag, pledge of allegiance to the flag People inside and outside of the US have very varied and conflicting ideas and opinions negative and positive about what it means to be an American and about the country and its culture This is due to the many differences in religion political views wealth and ethnical origins Why do others often have a strange and negative idea about who Americans are Because we get our idea from press, movies and television and they always show the extremes. What is populism the political doctrine that supports the rights and powers of the common people in their struggle with the privileged elite How do they try to achieve unity, Americanness by emphasizing shared aspects such as the pledge of allegiance to the flag, the constitution, the declaration of independence, What is the main motive for America's current foreign politics? How would you describe these politics, name a few examples
What is the American Dream
What do most Americans think of immigration nowadays
What is exceptionalism?

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