Examples of J. V. Sladek's poetry and journalist work show the intensity of American inspiration shaping the Czech ideas and ideals of democracy. The image of America also contributed in a specific way to the evolution and stabilization of modern Czech civil society and nation and its political consciousness. It is actually impossible to objectively explain the social and political evolution of the Czech national movement without considering the role of the American 'model'. However, the Czech public and the Czech politicians often adopted the American 'model' thoughtlessly, unequally, irrationally, illusively a idealistically. Even Sladek, who was generally well informed, could not escape this approach. This was, of course, a logical consequence of the little developed social consciousness and political ideas of Czech society. In spite of the idealization, the American political and social reality and the American way of political thinking showed a positive influence on the Czech politics and society in terms of human rights, political freedom, and freedom of thought, democratic ideas and people's sovereignty. Thus, the 'American model' considerably contributed to the emancipation of the Czech nation in the dynamic modernization process of European society.