America was first an immigrate country, the ship named Mayflower loading with a group of puritans finally stood their feet at the new continent. From then on religion, especially protestant as the mainstream, laid the foundation of policy making and social morality. .
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At first sight glance, America is the most secular nation in the world. We are fascinated by its' booming economy, marvelous media industry and freedom. Whereas, the United Stated is one of the most religious country, unlike the countries in the Mideast, religion play a potential role in the American society. The doctrines of Protestant deeply influence the social life and government's policies as well. So in my paper, I'd like to point out that how protestant related to the American Creed and dream. Throughout the American history, there exist a special group of people who are the mainstream of the society. That kind of group called WASP (White, Anglo-Saxon, and Protestant). Most of American presidents are Christians, and they preserve the tradition that kissing the Bible and swear allegiance to it. We can not hardly draw a conclusion that protestant has penetrated into every segment of the society. .
Protestant and American Polity and American Greed.
America asserts the separation of church and state, but the politicians are always using protestant's doctrines to support their policies. The social foundation of Republican Party is the conservatives in protestant. President Lincoln, Reagon and Bush are republicans; their followers are mostly coming from Evangelicals. So how does it reflected in the American Creed? The American's Creed was a result of a nationwide contest for writing a National Creed, which would be a brief summary of the American political faith founded upon things fundamental in American history and tradition.(1).
The protestant believe that belief itself in essence is the business of individual and God.