Earlier this year, the New York Times came out with a multi-part essay series by different writers called the 1619 Project. The gist of it was that there is no “American Exceptionalism,” because every aspect of what makes America exceptional involved slavery.
Except this is grossly wrong at almost every point.
Most important of all, I don’t consider the Jamestown colony in Virginia—though the first English colony in America—to be representative at all of what makes America exceptional. Rather, Plymouth, founded in 1620 represents America’s exceptional birth.
Find out why in this series, and see how the 1620 Default leads us through the “Pillars of American Exceptionalism”—the four elements that make the United States unique among the nations of the word.