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In the past, we referred to America as the New World; we thought of ourselves as a new nation, with its innovations in government and law, its novel problems, and its absence of tradition.
Nevertheless, we know that it is not wholly new. Almost everything we had during the 1920s was a modification or adaptation of something brought across the seas. The only American contributions to the world are the sweet potato, the turkey, tobacco, Indian corn, and the American Indian.
America could not adopt European customs without change. The early settlers who tried to grow wheat in Virginia by English methods starved to death...