Songs are vital in the forming of a country's identity and in the forming of that country's values. But it the case of the United States of America, why these songs did promote the collective values of liberty, independence, and unity the country as a whole contradicted those values. This is seen through the institution of slavery still being enacted despite the claim of liberty in "God Save the King" and the fact that our memory of the Revolutionary War is focused on the Founding Fathers rather than the common soldiers who rallied under "Chester."
Drushel, Diana R., "Songs of the Revolution: Patriotism and Contradictions" (2013). U.S. Experience to 1877 Podcasts. Paper 28.