You will write a research paper that discusses the trait of American exceptionalism which you
selected in your Research Paper: Topic Brief Assignment and researched in your Research
Paper: Annotated Bibliography Assignment. You will:
Provide multiple definitions from a variety of sources of the trait you selected in your
Describe how this trait came to be uniquely associated with early American culture.
Describe how your chosen trait could be applied in a negative fashion if the people do not
exhibit virtue or integrity.
Discuss whether this trait is still characteristic of modern-day America.
Length of assignment: At least six (6) pages, not including the title page, and
bibliography. 12-point Times New Roman font, double-spaced, and 1” margins.
Format of assignment: Current APA
Number of citations: At least ten (10) references
Acceptable sources: Textbooks, links to assigned reading and study materials, published
journal articles, and website articles.