“Here individuals of all nations are melted into a new race
of men, whose labours and posterity will one day cause
great changes in the world.”

-Hector St. John de Crevecoeur: "What Is An American?" 1782
UNIT RESOURCES
H  ASSIGNMENTS
R  ASSIGNMENTS
P Gov Unit 5:  America Today, American Exceptionalism
WATCHED IN CLASS:
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HW READINGS:
How Long Will America Lead the World?
"A NATION APART" (The Economist Nov 2003)
Are Americans Cheap?
Are We Stingy? YES
America The Stingy [NOT]
FILM GUIDE: Is America Number One?
The Rise of The Rest
Watch film online: Is America #1? (Y2K)
"GREATEST DANGER?  GREATEST HOPE?" (The Economist Nov 2003)
"SEA TO SHINING SEA" (The Economist Nov 2003)
Undertsanding American Exceptionalism
Puritans or Pornographers?     An Odd Bunch
In Defense of Pax Americana 4 2009
The Mocking of American Exceptionalism 11 2010
The Misleading Metaphor of Decline 2 2011
Myth of American Decline 1 2012
I AM AN AMERICAN
POLITICAL COMPARISONS:

Freedom House World Map
Atlas of World Freedom
World Press Freedom

ECONOMIC COMPARISONS

GDP by Country
GDP by Country PPP
GDP by Country Per Capita PPP

GDP by Country Per Capita PPP interactive map

Country Rankings: Imports
Country Rankings: Exports

Country Rankings: HDI

Country Rankings:
Economic Freedom

MILITARY COMPARISONS

Defense Budget Rankings
Navy Rankings
Top 20 Aircraft Carriers
World Military Rankings BI
World Military Rankings RL

Why so Many Aircraft Carriers?

Putin: America is Not Exceptional 9 2013
A Primer for Putin 9 2013
STATISTA.COM
Rise and Fall of Modern Empires
March of Democracy
Not exceptional: One_Nation_Under_Illusion 2009
Where does the US Get its Oil?
Exceptionalism_R_Review Assignment
Exceptionalism H Review Assignment
"WHAT WE KNOW JUST ISN'T SO"

Our Demographic Decline
Overpopulation is Not the Problem
UN Warns World Faces Aging Population Time Bomb
The Population Boon: The More People, the Better

Dead wrong on peak oil
What happened to peak oil?

The World is Better Off Than You Think
Stossel 2018: America is Not the Freest
RT: Brainwash Update: American Exceptionalism 2013

HBO: The Newsroom: Why America Is Not the Greatest 2012

Prager U: What Makes America Different? 2015
BBC: Zakaria, Post American World 2008

CNN: Zakaria: What American Decline? 2016

CNN: Obama, Putin and American Exceptionalism 2013

TDC: The Future of America? 2015

American Unipolar World Ending?  2015

D Rubin: America Is Already Great 2017

DEBATE: AMERICA EXCEPTIONAL?
Dinesh D'Souza vs. Bill Ayers 2016
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