In this module of U.S. Cultural Values and Ideals 101, we will discuss the third value of U.S. culture, BRAVERY, how it shapes our military and even our social conscientiousness.
Like most countries, the United States of America was established through a military victory. After breaking ties with England, Americans were free to create their own country. As society struggled to gain its identity, another war ensued, the Civil War. The first American war was fought over issues of justice and equality for all. This fight for freedom became a defining marker of the American military.
America sees itself as the "Defender of Freedom", not only for itself, but for the world.
What do you think about this statement? Discuss your thoughts with your instructor and group.