Above the stage of Watson Auditorium on the campus of Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston there are several shield-shaped plaques.

The Confederacy died of an idea.

American Exceptionalism is the result of four factors:  The rule of law, the concept of stewardship, a free-market economy, and the idea of private property.

We hear the term "American Exceptionalism."  President Reagan used the term.  President Obama supposedly did not believe in the concept.  President Trump does.  What does this term mean?