Exam #1 Study Guide.docx - Be able to recognize quotes from Turner Winthrop de Crevecoeur Franklin and Emerson Who wrote each and how does this relate

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Be able to recognize quotes from Turner, Winthrop, de Crevecoeur, Franklin, and Emerson. Who wrote each and how does this relate to his argument, i.e. why is the quote important?“We shall be as a city upon a hill with the eyes of all upon us”John WinthropIntroduced the idea of American exceptionalism (ideology of holding US as unique among nations in positive way) and the “holier than thou” mentality towards Britain“Thus all sects are mixed as well as all nations; thus religious indifference is imperceptibly disseminated from one end of the continent to the other; which is at present one of the strongest characteristics of the Americans.”Hector St. John de CrevecoeurEurope is separated by religion, each at different places in the continent but America is a nation with mixed races and mixed religions, and that’s why America is stronger“A ploughman on his legs is higher than a gentleman on his knees”Benjamin FranklinIt is better to use your body for work instead of working with yourmind“We imitate; and what is imitation but the travelling of the mind? Our houses are built with foreign taste; our shelves are garnished with foreign ornaments; our opinions, our tastes, our faculties, lean, and follow the Past and the Distant.”EmersonAlthough they are in the new world, there are still many things around them that are imitations of Europe/the world they left behind“Here individuals of all nations are melted into a new race of men, whose labours and posterity will one day cause great changes in the world.”Hector St. John de CrevecoeurMany races have come to this land and created a new race of people who work hard to succeed
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“Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist. … Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.”Ralph Waldo Emerson, “self reliance”You must be your own person and not follow anyone else“As our Religion, our Education, our Art look abroad, so does our spirit of society. All men plume themselves on the improvement of society, and no man improves.”Ralph Waldo Emerson, “self reliance”“The result is that to the frontier the American intellect owes its
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