A creed is a list of fundamental beliefs that all (almost) share. Christians have the Apostles' Creed and the Nicene Creed. Obama referred to an American Creed. This article refers to an American Creed based on iconic statements from American history.
Among those statements is Franklin Roosevlt's "We have nothing to fear but fear itself" from his first inaugural address. This is one of the most stupid statements ever (Hitler and the Nazis having got into power just few weeks earlier). I do not understand how historians celebrate that statement. Here's my post on this together with a video of FDR's statement. http://dld.bz/fuGa9