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Much of America was founded on the principle of religious freedom. That is, Puritans in New England, Dutch Reformers in New York, Quakers in Pennsylvania, Catholics in Maryland, etc.(among others in the original "13 Colonies.") This ethos carried over into "America" after independence. Jews found the principle of religious freedom more attractive than many ...


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Jews dreamt about coming to America, the land of opportunities, for many years. What held them back was the religious leaders who saw America as a place where people lost their religion. Stay in Europe, and stay religious. After the holocaust, this was not a viable argument. So the eyes of many Jews turned to the golden country. Nowhere else was there such a ...


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Geography has a large part to do with it. America has a large population of Dutch, German, and Polish descent - areas with significant Jewish communities (at least before the Holocaust). Many would have boarded ships in Baltic/North Atlantic ports. From there, America is a closer destination by sea than say, Australia. In contrast, Italian, Greek and ...


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The answer is simple - the US population is not primarily British in descent. The states have had large numbers of immigrants from all over Europe. Canada, New Zealand, and Australia have a much higher proportion of the population directly descended from British settlers, there was very little Eastern European movement to British colonies as they were just ...



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