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American Creed


What core values do you think Americans fundamentally agree on?

American political leaders of all kinds throughout history have pointed out that American identity revolves around a set of ideals - life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. In his most famous speech, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. described America’s creed as an unfulfilled “promissory note” based on the idea that everyone deserves freedom, fairness, and equal opportunity to pursue happiness and advancement. People of good will often fundamentally agree, yet we struggle to find ways to effectively work together.

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