Defining America’s Exceptionalism

Defining America’s Exceptionalism

Author: Roger Anghis

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781449764265

Category: History

Page: 256

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Many pastors I have spoken with have no problem with the so-called “separation of church and state” and have even told me that it was in our Constitution. Because we no longer teach our Constitution in our schools and we, the pastors, do not teach the importance of who we are and where we came from, we have come to the point where we believe what we are told by academia concerning our Founding Fathers and the Constitution and have been led down a path of falsehoods and deception. It has been long said that if we forget who we are and where we came from, we will not know who we are or where we are going. There are many forces out there determined to remove all vestiges of our religious history. Our Founding Fathers knew that there was to be involvement by the church and allowed the influence of Christianity to be prevalent. The only “separation of church and state” that the founders wanted was an institutional separation. They designed our Constitution so that the government would have no say whatsoever in the exercise of religion by the people. Today’s government has turned that around 180 degrees and is now using what used to guarantee freedom of religion to the removal of religion from the public square. Will we let it continue? It is now the choice of We the People.

Defining America

Defining America

Author: Bill Ong Hing

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781592138487

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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From the earliest days of nationhood, the United States has determined who might enter the country and who might be naturalized. In this sweeping review of US immigration policies, Bill Ong Hing points to the racial, ethnic, and social struggles over who should be welcomed into the community of citizens. He shows how shifting visions of America have shaped policies governing asylum, exclusion, amnesty, and border policing. Written for a broad audience, Defining America Through Immigration Policy sets the continuing debates about immigration in the context of what value we as a people have assigned to cultural pluralism in various eras. Hing examines the competing visions of America reflected in immigration debates over the last 225 years. For instance, he compares the rationales and regulations that limited immigration of southern and eastern Europeans to those that excluded Asians in the nineteenth century. He offers a detailed history of the policies and enforcement procedures put in place to limit migration from Mexico, and indicts current border control measures as immoral. He probes into little discussed issues such as the exclusion of gays and lesbians and the impact of political considerations on the availability of amnesty and asylum to various groups of migrants. Hing's spirited discussion and sophisticated analysis will appeal to readers in a wide spectrum of academic disciplines as well as those general readers interested in America's on-going attempts to make one of many.

Defining America in the Radical 1760s

Defining America in the Radical 1760s

Author: Jude M. Pfister

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476643779

Category: History

Page: 263

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The 1760s were a period of great agitation in the American colonies. The policies implemented by the British resulted in an outcry from the Americans that inaugurated the radical ideas leading to the Revolution in 1775. John Dickinson led the way in the "war of ink" between America and Britain, which saw over 1,000 pamphlets and essays written both for and against British policy. King George III, the new British monarch, wrote extensively on the role of Britain in the colonial world and sought to find a middle way between the quickly rising feelings on both sides of the debate. This book tells the story of this radical decade as it occurred in writing, drawing from primary sources and rarely seen exchanges.

In Their Place: White America Defines Her Minorities, 1850-1950

In Their Place: White America Defines Her Minorities, 1850-1950

Author: Lewis H. Carlson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471134880

Category: Minorities

Page: 378

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This sourcebook includes addresses by American Presidents, speeches by Congressmen and Senators, decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court, and articles in prestigious scholarly journals, popular fiction, and mass-circulation magazines, which were sampled over a 100-year period from 1850 to 1950. Each of seven parts discusses such topics as the image of the particular group in literature, scientists and the group, the legal status of such groups, and the segregation of the groups from "mainstream" American life. Part I discusses the American Indians; Part ii the Afro-Americans; Part iii the Chicanos; Part iv, the Chinese Americans; Part v, Japanese-Americans; Part vi, Jewish-Americans; and, Part vii, the Anglo-Saxon and the new immigrant. A list of selected readings is included.