Patriotism means a love of one's own country. In the United States of America, the first republic in the modern world, Americans overwhelmingly loved their country through its first two centuries. An active and engaged citizenry allowed for our country to end the stain of slavery, to champion rights for all, and to be a magnet for immigrants throughout the world seeking freedom and opportunity. In the twentieth-century, the USA fought and beat the totalitarian regimes of fascist Germany, Italy, and Japan in World War II. Throughout the Cold War, American patriots fought Communism in South Vietnam, Korea, and sought to teach youth about the greatness of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Patriotism was not an issue for America throughout our first two hundred years, but it is a problem today.
Unfortunately, many students today learn only a negative or a falsely portrayed view of American history. In many places of our country, students learn that America has always been a racist country, founded on the oppression of white Europeans against everyone else. They falsely learn that the free market favors only the powerful and that a strong, central government is needed to redistribute wealth. Young Americans are being raised thinking that America offers no heroes to honor and that our government and way of life needs to be fundamentally changed.
At Classical Historian, we purposefully create beautiful and engaging history, government, and economics curriculum and games that promote a traditional understanding of Western Civilization, American history, and American Exceptionalism. All of our materials are created to be used in the public school, and they have been a favorite among home school and charter school families since 2011. One will find no historical revisionism here.
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