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Day 12 - Lecture - Creating an American Culture 1....

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Creating an American Culture 1. Declaring Cultural Independent: A Survey A rich New Yorker owned the 18th century furniture, but it was copied from British styles and fashions. After they declared political independence from British, they wondered if it was okay to copy the British culture – their new enemies. In the first few decades after the revolution, a few Americans tried to kick start a new distinct culture; tried to declare cultural independence. How to Declare Cultural Independence - Set up a national postal system by an Act of Congress in 1792 (# of post offices surges from 69 in 1777 to 8000+ by 1830). - Report more American news in American newspapers Taking pride in the natural history and beauty of America can help to develop American identity. Charles Willson Peale and his American Museum in Philadelphia. Before the revolutionary war, no American had ever written a novel – they had to buy novels from other countries. This novel focused distinctly on American subjects How to Declare Cultural Independence
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2011 for the course HISTORY 156 taught by Professor Berlin during the Fall '09 term at Maryland.

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