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The American Idea: A More Perfect Union

CAP Conference Sought to Define a Progressive Vision for America

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The Center for American Progress recently held a conference on "The American Idea: A More Perfect Union." The conference sought to define a progressive vision for America by examining the core American ideas and values that have catalyzed progress and innovation in our country.

The following video features conference speakers, including Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, attendees, and CAP fellows answering the question: "What is the American idea?"

(mp4, YouTube)

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Radio: Chelsea Kiene
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