History and Progress: In Search of the European and American Mind
Praeger, 1989 - 442 páginas
The idea of progress forms the core History and Progress. Mathiopoulos shows that faith in progress and the desire for a better world have been the major stimuli for historical change in the modern world. She describes how Europe gave birth to this idea and throughout history became largely disenchanted with it. In contrast, the United States inherited this concept and has utilized it for over 200 years to maintain its sense of identity and self-awareness. History and Progress explains not only how the idea of progress inspired the founding of America, but how the concept provides momentum for the historical development of the nation to the present. In short, the 'American Dream' preserved the progressive optimism projected by the Enlightenment in the United States, even when it had since disappeared from European historical thought.
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America's historical independence had not been understood . It was the French Revolution , Hegelianism , and Marxism that formed the matrix of political ideologies in Europe — and anti - Americanism was one of the byproducts of these ...
The most significant section of the Declaration of Independence presented no revolutionary novelty : 71 That all men are created equal ; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights ; that among these are life ...
26 Additional steps to promote Greek independence , such as the provision of three fleets and a loan of $ 2 million , were announced in Monroe's speech of December 2 , 1823 ( Monroe Doctrine ) . John Quincy Adams was finally able ...
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