Contemporary Political Issues
Equality in America
The authors of this weeks essay argue whether or not America is becoming more equal. But the assumption underlying this argument is that equality is a good thing. And, of course, based upon Thomas Jeffersons statement that We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.., this has been our mantra even if we didnt always apply itequally.
What about our treatment of other nations? Does our mantra of equality apply to them? This week your written assignment is to resolve the apparent conflict between Thomas Jeffersons statement that all men are created equal and the concept of . Should we accept one and not the other? Is American exceptionalism exceptional?
In addition to the arguments on whether or not America is growing more equal and in the text book, use at least one more outside source. Your paper needs to be a minimum of 500 words. . You may not use Wikipedia for a source