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E UROPEANS INTO A MERICANS. Distance = time = “distance decay” Voluntary separation Lack of aristocracy (“Dukes don’t emigrate”) Birthplace Restless population,

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1 E UROPEANS INTO A MERICANS

2 Distance = time = “distance decay” Voluntary separation Lack of aristocracy (“Dukes don’t emigrate”) Birthplace Restless population, movement west

3 Lack of history, tradition, heritage New World wilder, exotic Constant interaction w/ Indians Interaction w/ other ethnicities and classes Taverns

4 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?”

5 A ND FINALLY... Recognized as American by English, looked down on


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