Nationalism, like many feelings, is comprised of varying levels of intensity and direction. The level of intensity is often reflected and reinforced by acts of banal nationalism. Direction is a product of ideology. In your individual post, identify one act of banal nationality common in the life of US Citizens and discuss how it reinforces a level of nationalism. Then, identify an aspect of US ideology (either current or historical) and discuss how it has impacted national actions.
As a group discuss which aspects of banal nationalism and ideology have had the greatest influence on American history and culture. Briefly highlight all aspects of banal nationalism and ideology that your group discussed. Then, in more detail, explain what your group thought were the most influential aspects and why.