States meet this biblical axiom, and it what ways did it fall short of this expectation.

Wiritting topic: John Winthrop is known for his pronouncement in A Model of Christian Charity that the
Massachusetts Bay Colony is a “city on a hill.” Discuss the origins of American ‘exceptionalism’
based on this idea. What is the historical basis for this statement, and how has it played out in
the literature of the period? In what ways did the American colony and the subsequent United
States meet this Biblical axiom, and it what ways did it fall short of this expectation.
Instructions:
– Make an argument based off a clear problem and a solution in the form of a thesis statement
– Use MLA standard format in making an appeal
– Write an original piece of criticism
– Use quotations properly
– Use critical thinking in evaluating a text from the American literary canon
– 1 ‘Works Cited’ page (not included in the length of the assignment)
– Thesis statement must be in the first paragraph
– Quotes may NOT take up more than 35% of the actual essay
– Use at least one secondary source from the library’s holdings (I will take care of this myself)