The Greatest Nation Of The World Essay

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“The role of education is to teach students about the unique and exceptional historical events that made the United States of America the greatest nation humanity has ever seen.” This statement, although many would like to believe in it, is a lie. For centuries Americans have declared the United States “the greatest nation in the world,” “leader of the free world,” a place of “life, liberty, and happiness,” a place where anyone could achieve the “American dream.” This mindset, is the belief of American Exceptionalism, a dangerous myth that allows many Americans to ignore evidence that America is not the virtuous nation who respects all human rights or law or peace in history or contemporary America. Although many may not believe in the harm of lack of multicultered american history, many of these history books follow and deliver a idealistic white AMerica
These History books might not have sought to represent solely the white side of the story, but by giving lack of effort into the harsh reality of their actions as stories of other races

hindered by racial prejudice
Because many Americans firmly believe this, it is difficult for others to offer a realistic approach to the status of the United States. For example in 2009, when President Obama was asked if he subscribed to “American exceptionalism that sees America as uniquely qualified to lead the world,” and he answered “I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British…

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