The Identity of the Colonists in the Early 18th Century?

History / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
A look at how the forming of a truly American identity was a gradual process, and how this identity was apparent as being separate from the English identity during the period approaching the American revolution.

“The first English colonists knew nothing but the English society and its fundamentals, but by the eighteenth century the colonists had developed their own, truly unique American identity. The inherent differences between England and North America played a part in this eventual separation. But nearing the close of the eighteenth century, the grievances of not only the radicals and the common people, but of the American equivalent of the aristocracy against the English were apparent. The forming of a truly American identity was a gradual process, but this identity was apparent as being separate from the English identity approaching the revolution.


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