The following is a primary source letter written by Michel Guillaume Jean de Crevecoeur in 1782. Born in France, Crevecoeur made his way to New York and became an “American farmer.” As a result, he offers unique insights into what it means to be an American. The document is followed by 2 fact-based and critical thinking questions perfect for class discussion. This worksheet can be used as an in-class primary source analysis activity or as a homework assignment.
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