American patriotism

American patriotism is patriotism involving cultural attachment of Americans to the United States of America as their homeland. Maurizio Viroli distinguishes patriotism (emphasizing ideas and values) and nationalism (commitment to nation). Ralph Waldo Emerson described the United States as an "asylum of all nations". Official American values were laid out in the Declaration of Independence that emphasized human rights, such as declaring that "all men are created equal", that people have "inalienable rights", and that people have the right to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness". American patriotism has also focused on the principles and values of the Constitution of the United States.

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