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These literary works were shipped to and published overseas. They are also the main reason that Mr. Crevecoeur is credited for bringing in more immigrants to America than any other single person in American History.
This was a very effective way in showing the people in Europe how much better he thought America was. As Americans, you did not have someone dictating your every move. Here man is free as he ought to be; nor is this pleasing equality so transitory as many others are. We are nothing but what we derive from the air we breathe, the climate we inhabit, the government we obey, the system of religion we profess, and the nature of our employment.
This renders them more bold and enterprising; this leads them to neglect the confined occupations of the land. Religion seems to have less influence, and their manners are less improved.
These were people who were less Sophisticated and less educated. They were laid back and more independent.
They did not like rules and laws. These settlers were considered the wilderness types, renegades and outlaws. They were the least happy with laws and rules.
They were pioneers, the most adventuresome of them all. Michel-Guillaume-Jean de Crevecoeur also used a lot of rhetorical questions in his writings.
This is a great method of persuasion. One of the greatest questions that Mr.
Crevecoeur asks his read is, What is an American? I could point our to you a family whose grandfather was an Englishman, whose wife was Dutch, whose son married a French woman, and whose present four sons have now four wives of different nations.
He is an American who, leaving behind him all his ancient prejudices and manners, receives new ones from the new mode of life he has embraced, the new government he obeys, and the new rank he holds. He becomes an American by being received in the broad lap of our great Alma Mater. From involuntary idleness, servile dependence, penury, and ample subsistence.
His lines have been used on the Statue of Liberty, and in many patriotic songs such as God Bless America. The way he compares America to Europe in his writings is the main reason that so many people emigrated to America during the Colonial times.The Challenge of Diversity - When America was founded, it was established on freedom and equality for all people.
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American literature is literature written or produced in the United States and its preceding colonies (for specific discussions of poetry and theater, see Poetry of the United States and Theater in the United States).Before the founding of the United States, the British colonies on the eastern coast of the present-day United States were heavily influenced by English literature.
John de Crevecoeur's "What is an American" sets out to describe what makes an American an American. Through the analysis of American government, beliefs, culture, and values Crevecoeur explains to the world what an American encompasses.
de Crevecoeur What is An American? This image of the poor, powerless European immigrant has changed over the years. The helpless European immigrant has changed to the helpless Hispanic immigrant coming mainly from Mexico and South America.
J. Hecor St. John de Crèvecoeur was born in France in and emigrated to the English colony of New York after the French and Indian srmvision.comted by his neighbors of being a monarchy sympathizer during the American Revolution, Crevecoeur was unjustly persecuted, imprisoned, and forced to .