Monday, 31 October 2011

The New American
This is a Christian Television Network website although it may not seem to relate to De Crevecouers' ideas or that of American exceptionalism however it does. America was founded on religion and many Americans such as De Crevecouer had a puritan work ethic this was the idea that if you work hard then you will gain reward. De Crevecouer discusses this pleasure most thoroughly in Letter II declaring his enjoyment for work and the rewards it brings him not necesessarily through money but through doing a hard days work. This notion I feel is kept in America today and it is in part due to the religious belief that is in America to this day. No other country in the Western world believes like America. As another point of reference on American Religion are the Louis Theroux documentaries.

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