Merican Identity y American Exceptionalism

sources are,#1 understanding america-a commentary by peter schuck, #2civil religion in america by robert n. bellah, and the #3 i have not find it. can you find one.
instruction from the professor; the united states is an incredibly socially complex country. it is both overtly religious and remarkably violent at the same time. it is both committed to freedom and mired by the history of having one of the most anti-democratic societies up until the mid-20th century. there are endless complexities in our national identity. pick two seemingly contradictory aspects of our national identity and explain why they exist and how the united states can reconcile them.