American Exceptionalism

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1. Who shows that the origin of exceptionalism lay in the merger of the republican and millenial traditions that formed in historical writing?

  • Ross
  • Gunther
  • Rachels
  • Chandler
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2. Who says that American politics is best understood as expressing the interaction of multiple political traditions, including liberalism, republicanism and ascriptive forms of Americanism?

  • Smith
  • Jones

3. For what percent of its history did the US declare most of its population ineligible for full American citizenship solely because of their race, original nationality, or gender?

  • 40%
  • 80%
  • 60%
  • 20%

4. Which of the following is not a feature of De Tocqueville's analysis of the US polity, with it's 'equality of conditions'?

  • equality of outcome
  • equality of opportunity
  • social mobility
  • lack of class boundaries

5. Which of the following is not a common perspective on the content of American politics?

  • historical institutionalism
  • sociological determinism
  • bluff realism
  • american exceptionalism
  • new politics perspectives


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