Distance = time = “distance decay” Voluntary separation Lack of aristocracy (“Dukes don’t emigrate”) Birthplace Restless population, movement west
Lack of history, tradition, heritage New World wilder, exotic Constant interaction w/ Indians Interaction w/ other ethnicities and classes Taverns
Representative gov’t, solve own probs Friction w/ governors and officials (“Power of the purse”), smuggling Fewer capital offenses Practicality valued (“what can you do for me today?”, not “whose house were you born in?”
A ND FINALLY... Recognized as American by English, looked down on
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