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What makes america so unique

What makes America so unique? Very few Americans know just how different we really are, and even fewer know why we are unique. When compared with the rest of the world, America’s social structure, political power, and the acceptance of religious freedom are vastly different than other countries. For example; when America had its “Revolution”, we had no turn over of power or switching of governments, whereas the great revolutions in England, France, and China all had major changes in power. America’s unique culture began with the desire for spiritual freedom and the ability to prosper in the New World. The majority of immigrants coming to the new world brought with them the 17th century heritage of a middle class Englishmen. The English immigrants were very religious and were looking for a place where they could support the natural rights of man, a representative government, and where there were constitutional limitations. In England these beliefs went against the teachings of the church, the monarchy and the aristocracies, this is what sparked the beginning of the English revolution. But in America these exact ideas and values are what has made us into what we are today, they united our country and they are what are modern day constitution is molded after. Americans came with hopes of establishing a better Nation without the restraints of the Monarchy and the Upper Class. But why did these concepts work in America and not in England? The English settlers had the unique privilege to start over on a fresh sheet of paper. America did not have an established social class or a church with sufficient power to rule the country. There was no peasantry in America nor were there any upper class citizens to look down upon everyone else. In America everyone was equal. In 1782 J. Hector St. John Crevecoeur said “It is not composed, as in Europe, of great lords who possess every thing, and of a heard of people who have nothing. He...

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