“Invented tradition is taken to mean a set of practices, normally governed by overtly or tacitly accepted rules and of a ritual or symbolic nature, which seek to inculcate certain values and norms of behavior by repetition, which automatically implies continuity with the past. In fact, where possible, they normally attempt to establish with a suitable historic past.” (Eric Hobsbawm 1983)
Please discuss the American political culture by giving examples of “invented traditions.” How does it evolve in time? What are the general characteristics of it, and most importantly what is the role of socialization actors (family, school, government, etc.) in socially constructing the political culture in the U.S.?
Try to put it in your own words, look at references/citations but word it on your own. Add additional information with background research.