'Here are no aristocratical families, no courts, no kings, no bishops, no ecclesiastical dominion, no invisible power giving to a few a very visible one’.
America's Independence: I chose this quote because I believe that Crevecoeur isn't actually focusing on the lack of Royalty in America, but the independence it witholds; due to the Declaration of Independence, its short history of early settlers and the freedom that people saw it for. Settlers moved to America to enjoy a better life, with a richer environment and more opportunities to go from being poor to rich. Furthermore, America felt a more democratic approach to beginning a Government that everyone had the opportunity to decide on was by electing a 'President', unlike the hereditary approach to a Royal family. This is perhaps also typically American due to the extensive money and advertisement that is involved in Presidential Elections, which suggest the importance of these occasions to all Americans. Crevecoeur states 'no invisible power giving to a few a very visible one' meaning that he believes his country will always be democratic when choosing a leader; someone who counts as a leader but who doesn't necessarily have full control, which is what being a President entails.