‘A City on a Hill’

A City upon a Hill” is a phrase derived from the teaching of Jesus Christ in his ‘Sermon on the Mount’. Its use in political rhetoric is used in United States politics as a declaration of American Exceptionalism, referring to America acting as a “beacon of hope” for the world.

America, a 'Shining City on a Hill'
America envisioned as a ‘Shining City on a Hill’