The Rise and Fall of America the Beautiful
Religious foundation: "freedom to worship without fear."
Civil war: Lincoln's believe in God's providential chastisement and merciful support.
World War I: we became a world power.
World War II: gospel of "safe sex" preached to and by soldiers.
The army continues to teach that troops cannot be chaste but must be provided everything they need to have sex without any consequences.
Rock 'n' roll
Abandonment of restrictions on divorce.
Roe v. Wade in 1973.