How Did Washington Irving Create American Culture

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The Americans begin to create a new culture because they wanted to be unique. One of the cultures that they created was literature this all started in the early 1800's Washington Irving was one of the authors he the novel called " The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." Another author was William Cullen Bryant he was from Massachusetts and he known to write poetry that was about love natural beauty. One of his poems is called, “Thanatopis”. The text states, " In it, he suggested that by studying nature, people could better understand life and death", which this was about the poem Thanatopis. Another thing that was a part of American culture was art. Thomas Doughty was one of the leaders that painted at the Hudson River School where they painted the view

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