The American Empire

(Part 2)





In the course of the last half century, the American political framework has experienced extremely considerable progressions. These progressions have re-displayed the presidency, Congress, and the national political parties without exasperating certain fundamental characteristics of the political request that have recognized the American framework from the rest, most throughout its presence under a constitution in excess of two hundred years of age. The persevering characteristics are a division of forces, federalism, and manifestations of judicial review connected with an unequivocal Bill of Rights.

A political culture is a designed method for thinking about political life that is imparted by various individuals, compasses the generations, and rejects different qualities and traditions. It distinguishes the right methods for carrying on politically, demonstrating what actions are legitimate and what ventures are achievable. The individuals who follow up on these suppositions generally imparted in their collectivity belong, while the individuals who follow a different set of values about proper modes of behavior will be seen as outcasts. Fifty years ago, Louis Hartz’s The Liberal Tradition in America, expanding de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America, furnished the overwhelming understanding of advanced American political society. Hartz depicted America as an ideological country, characterizing itself not morally yet through the values of democracy, individualism, liberty, equality, and property rights.


Influence on rest of the world:


Obviously, today there are numerous democracies in the world, so its not right to say that the thought of democracy is unique to America but in any case the act of democracy was in reality uncommon in 1831 when de Tocqueville was writing. Even today though, the American brand of democracy is not the same as others, even in Europe.
It is generally this thought of democracy that helped make America a great world power. The marriage of democracy and military force was an extremely strong force in the twentieth century, and it still is.

It is also why America is trusted as an ally by many nations. Established on the belief of freedom and democracy, America found it difficult to direct an universal imperialistic foreign policy built simply in light of the extraction of resources and the exploitation of individuals. After World War II, the U.S. occupied Germany and Japan, however it exported democracy to them, not military control.

In fact even in the later wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, built as they were in light of national security, the U.S. looked to make a new political order in those nations dependent upon some similarity of democratic self-government.

Basically, America’s role as a world power was built generally with respect to the values of its ideology. Those qualities motivated and limited its conduct and allowed allies to trust it with power more than they could most other countries.





There are many nations with rich natural resources and other physical advantages, however among large countries, only in America have they been utilized to produce such a constantly high level of income, and with consistent development over the long haul. The reasons for this, economist Benjamin Friedman contends, incorporate establishments and attitudes that cultivate more work effort from a highly educated population and better choices in assigning productive capital. The part of government in this is critical, too, both for lightness of government bearing of private economic activity, compared to various other nations, and for effective supervision and regulation that support monetary stability.


The poll above, based on University of Michigan’s National Election Survey, shows that a majority of people believe that where is plenty of opportunity in the United States for a better future. It is also important to note how much the percentage has changed since the 1950s. Because of how different the economic nature of the United States is from other countries, it attracts people from all over the world who come here looking for a better life and future. This goes on to show how much the U.S economy influences the world.


Public policies



Of all the characteristics of American society that differentiate the United States from other liberal democracies, immigration is maybe the most extensive. It drives the demography, populates urban communities, expands the economy, influences schools and other public services, impacts foreign policies, and develops the future of our constitutional community by continually adjusting the composition of ‘We, the People.’ Indeed, it is difficult to think about a part of American life that immigration has not transformed. In addition to individualism, immigration constitutes a core component of America’s national identity, which further makes it an exceptional empire.

The most powerful spur to immigration has always been economic. The immeasurable majority of immigrants have been pushed by the economic opportunities Ц agricultural and industrial jobs, entrepreneurship, investment, and higher education. Today, the economic interests in the United States favoring immigration are significantly more powerful. Various sectors of the economy rely on the labor, abilities, and cultural patterns of immigrants.

In the 1960s, the American education system was the envy of the world. Though it has many warts-southern schools were racially segregated, disabled students were excluded from schooling, and facilities varied widely from one part of the country to another-a larger proportion of the next generation was attending school for a more extended period of time than in any other major industrial country. That system, which had evolved over the preceding century and a half, had helped propel the United States from a developing country to a world empire.



American Empire