#OurAmerica is a nationwide movement to bring our country together to emphasize what makes America fundamentally good and what distinguishes it from other nations – in short American Exceptionalism.

What is American Exceptionalism?

American Exceptionalism is the idea that the United States of America is unique among the nations of the world in that it was founded on the principles of individual liberty, private property rights, and equal justice for all. Because it is unique, the United States has a special role in the world and in human history.


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"Just as Poland could not be broken, I declare today for the world to hear that the West will never, ever be broken. Our values will prevail. Our people will thrive. And our civilization will triumph."

President Donald Trump Warsaw, Poland, July 6, 2017

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”

President Ronald Reagan

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  • By Emma Kaden The Moon landing represents one of the greatest American achievements in history. It symbolizes America’s victory in the Space Race and the classic American “pioneer spirit.” Americans (not to mention people worldwide) watched spellbound as American astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the Moon. It was a landmark event in American history, and it paved the way for the United States to become the undisputed champion in technological and scientific innovation. (Sorry, Soviet Union.) And that’s exactly what it was: a purely American achievement. However, the new movie “First Man,” a biopic about …read more

  • By Emma Kaden “I fell in love with my country when I was a prisoner in someone else’s. I loved it for its decency, for its faith in the wisdom, justice, and goodness of its people. I loved it because it was not just a place but an idea, a cause worth fighting for. I was never the same again. I wasn’t my own man anymore; I was my country’s.” —Sen. John McCain, 2008 Republican presidential nomination acceptance speech On August 25, Sen. John McCain passed away at the age of 81 from brain cancer. McCain was a Navy veteran …read more

  • By Emma Kaden The American Dream is an essential tenet of American culture: it’s the belief that anyone can come to America and, if they work hard enough, achieve the success they’ve always wanted. In many instances, this ideal is forgotten or cast aside. However, it still rings true for many on the TV show America’s Got Talent, of all places. Despite the show’s namesake, America’s Got Talent (informally AGT) draws in a variety of contestants from across the world. The premise of AGT is simple: a selection of talented acts competes for a shot at $1,000,000 and a show …read more

  • By Emma Kaden “I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” The Pledge of Allegiance was a noble idea—to encourage students to show their respect for the United States and the sacrifices Americans have made for their country over the centuries. And perhaps it still accomplishes that goal. However, many liberals argue that students should be allowed to abstain from saying the pledge. Some reasons come from the right line of thought (freedom of speech) while others …read more

  • By Emma Kaden School is no longer simply where students are educated. Nowadays, public schools have taken over so many roles in children’s lives that it’s hard to draw a line between what responsibilities public schools hold and what responsibilities parents hold. Across the nation, public schools have increased the time children must spend within their walls, from lengthening the school day to adding extra school days to piling on a never-ending calendar of extracurricular activities and after-school commitments. Not only are schools increasing the time children must spend obeying the whims of school administrators, they are now also serving …read more

  • By Emma Kaden “The Boston Tea Party was a political protest that occurred on December 16, 1773, at Griffin’s Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts. American colonists, frustrated and angry at Britain for imposing ‘taxation without representation,’ dumped 342 chests of British tea into the harbor. The event was the first major act of defiance to British rule over the colonists. It showed Great Britain that Americans wouldn’t take taxation and tyranny sitting down, and rallied American patriots across the 13 colonies to fight for independence.” HISTORY, “Boston Tea Party” The Boston Tea Party was a crucial event on the road to …read more