ERIC Number: ED115560
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
America at 200: Essays. Headline Series. No. 227.
Morris, Richard B.; Graff, Henry F.
Commemorating the nation's Bicentennial, this publication provides essays from two distinguished American historians entitled "The American Dream Among Nations--What Promise ? What Fulfillment?" and "From Independence to Interdependence." The first essay, written by Richard B. Morris, describes how the American Dream was shaped by and in reaction to our European origins. It then examines the following questions: How have America and the American Dream affected other nations? Has America lived up to or betrayed the promise of the dream? To what extent is the dream still relevant today? To the extent that it is, how can America embody this dream in the conduct of its foreign relations? The second essay, written by Henry F. Graff, depicts the major periods in the historical evolution from independence to interdependence, describing how the American rise to superpower status affected our relationships with other nations. The implications of our increasing interdependence on the role we are playing in the world today and our future role are emphasized. Possible discussion questions and further references are also included. (Author/DE)
Descriptors: Diplomatic History, Foreign Policy, Global Approach, History Instruction, Instructional Materials, International Relations, Political Science, Secondary Education, Social Studies, United States History, Units of Study
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Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Foreign Policy Association, New York, NY.