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What Makes America Great

Bob Dowell

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Geisteswissenschaften, Kunst, Musik / Pädagogik


What Makes America Great is a narrative summary of the elements of greatness Bob Dowell revealed in several of the country’s key historical and literary documents. Birthed by the Reformation and corner stone laid by Puritans dedicated to establishing a God centered commonwealth, the exemplary has been America’s vision from its beginnings. Dedication to the exemplary can be documented in numerous American documents from John Winthrop’s “Model of Christian Charity” envisioning the exemplary “city upon a hill,” to Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence with its exemplary creed that “all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights,” to Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s exemplary Declaration of Sentiments envisioning equal rights for women [all men and women are created equal], to Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and “Gettysburg Address” addressing the evils of slavery and envisioning a nation dedicated to an exemplary government “of the people, by the people, and for the people,” to Martin Luther King’s exemplary “I Have a Dream Speech” envisioning America living up to its equality creed by extending full equality to its African American citizens.

What Makes America Great celebrates the exemplary in the American experience noting particularly its greatness being confirmed in the fact that its history is primarily the fruition of its creed as stated in its Declaration of Independence.



Bob Dowell, What Makes America Great