The Embodiment of Individualistic Values in American Nationality

Yuxian ZHANG


America is the most developed country in the world. It is really amazing for such a young country with only two hundred years’ history to get so great achievements. That has a close relationship with its cultural values. And, as the core of it, individualism really accounts. This essay is about American individualism. It has three parts. The first part is a brief introduction of American individualism, including its connotations and developments. Individualism emphasizes freedom, equality and independence mostly. The second part is about the embodiment of individualistic values in politics, economics and society. The third part is about its positive and negative influences on American society.


Individualism; American culture; American nationality

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