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  •  As you said, different cultural origins. (0+ / 0-)

    If you look at a historical map of the English Civil War and which areas were royalist and which were for parliament, you will see- with 80 to 90% correspondence- a map of American immigration. "Royal" counties sent immigrants to the Chesapeake and Carolinas. "Parliament" counties sent immigrants to New England.

    Harvest celebrations were not as popular in the south.

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