9 A good example of Emmerich's persuasive visual style to stir patriotism is the crucial presidential speech in which the American nation leads a coalition of nations from all over the world in the war against the alien invaders. He also lives and flourishes as one because he is sustained in his moral life by his community.
This historic nationalism is generally viewed favorably, a cornerstone of Western liberalism and democracy. With patriotism running high, the holidays in which we honor our country, and those who fought, and are still fighting, for freedom across the globe, are especially dear to us all.
Also it should be noted it was an American black soldier from the 369th that was the first to be awarded the French War Cross, the Croix de Guerre. Many believe that the surge in patriotism enabled a number of major changes in national policy. One of the things that I like in programs to teach patriotism is to always start the program with the scouts posting the Colors of the United States of America.
It has been actively appropriated by paramilitary militia movements around the country, which now seem to equate Patriot" with white supremacy and a fierce hatred for most actions of the federal government The ability to capture the label remains an important touchstone in American public life.
Democratic‐ Republicans called their opponents Tories" and monocrats" (champions of monarchy), not Federalists." By 1800, the Federalists seemed to oblige them by increasingly refusing to celebrate the Fourth of July (they preferred Washington's Birthday as their national festival) and above all by refusing to read the Declaration of Independence in public lest it offend Great Britain Well into the nineteenth century, the term patriot retained these radical associations.