Essay on The United States : The Ideology Of Classical Liberalism

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The United States is derived from the ideology of classical Liberalism. Although it is not exactly Classical Liberalism today, because we parted into two different categories and everyone tends to land somewhere on the spectrum that the United States has come up with. That being said, there are two main categories here in the United States and they are American Liberalism, and American Conservatism. When we think of Liberals in today’s society, we automatically think pro-choice, pro-gun restrictions, and a progressive attitude. But when we think of Conservatism here in the United States we think, pro-life, pro-guns, and rich upper class Caucasian Americans. This though is not completely the case. The definition of an American liberal is:
Liberals believe in government action to achieve equal opportunity and equality for all. It is the duty of the government to alleviate social ills and to protect civil liberties and individual and human rights. Believe the role of the government should be to guarantee that no one is in need. Liberal policies generally emphasize the need for the government to solve problems (Conservative).
Now that we know the definition of American Liberals, we need to look at American Conservatism so that we know the difference in the two. American Conservatism is as follows:
“Conservatives believe in personal responsibility, limited government, free markets, individual liberty, traditional American values and a strong national defense. Believe the role of…

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