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To an extant the colonists developed a sense of their identity and unity as Americans by the eve of the Revolution This unity and identity by no means came instantaneously but came as a slow trickle and even on the eve of the revolution was still not complete This sense of unity and identity came through change over time and helped shape the American spirit on the eve of the Revolution At first the colonists thought of themselves to be British settlers But as time progressed and many colonists in the colonies were born in America and began to intermingle with other cultures they began to develop an identity that they were their won people This point is shown well in Hector St John Crevecoeur Letters from an American Farmer The colonist that now lived in America had less and les ties ethnically to the British and became moreover products of the melting pot affect a person created from the many cultures from all over tie globe An example of the identity shared by the colonists as one people is shown by the manifest of the Contributors of Donations for the Relief of Boston 1774-1775 The colonists came together on as Americans to help other Americans who were in need when the British government closed Bostons ports in 1773 as a result of the Boston tea party The colonist of the states that donated items or money saw that fellow colonists were in need and did not perceive them as settlers in another colony but as fellow Americans As time progressed and the colonist began to become threaten by the British taking away their rights they joined together as colonist supporting the same cause and
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