As members of a more loose-knit society, Americans are accustomed to smaller businesses invented to support the more concrete goals of the great and glorious American cause.
It is no wonder that in the late 1770s, delayed ticket sales marked and overdue sponsorships repeatedly.
Other competitions promoted by states or private parties to pay for military expenditures probably reduced interest in the national scheme.
In addition, the premiums offered in the US Lottery steadily decreased in value. The winners received tickets to the order due in five years to 4 percent interest per year, but with drastic inflation the value of these prizes has precipitated precipitously.
The interest rate on notes received to subsequent winners was raised to 6 percent, but that just was enough to attract new adventurers.
Though all the illustrations were completed and publicized, the scheme was fizzled and vanished from sight before all the winners received their prizes.
The nation’s first venture in gambling from the lottery raised some cash for insufficiently financed war effort, but proved largely unsuccessful.
The participation of all the colonies in the lotteries and the participation of each state in the US Lottery, indicated that in part the polarization between the Puritans and the cavaliers, between New England and Virginia, had diminished.
Even to the descendants of the saints, the evils inherent in the lotteries seemed less important than good causes, such as the Harvard University, which benefited.
Relative consensus on lottery competitions does not really extend to other kinds of gambling, however.
Citizens in the northeast have invoked the Puritan heritage during the post-Revolutionary period in which they began overturning the English legal precedents that sanctioned the game.
Southerners meanwhile maintained that vast gambling grace inherited from the planter elite of the early Chesapeake settlements.
But certainly as important as the continuing sway of puritanism in New England and the legacy of old English habits in the south were the challenges in both regions to the traditions of a hundred years.
The pioneers of the seventeenth-century imperial frontier sought social harmony by pursuing cultural homogeneity.
Plymouth Pilgrims and Massachusetts Bay Puritans did not tolerate such dissenters as Thomas Morton of Mount of Mount, Pennsylvania Quakers tried to bypass traditional forms of recreation and Virginia gentry unilaterally asserted its values ??across the company of the Chesapeake.
The goal of cultural uniformity perhaps seemed attainable during the seventeenth-century, but it made diversity later.
Economic and territorial expansion, immigration of non-English people and the dividing force of the great awakening entirely contributed to increased heterogeneity in the colonies.
The intensified diversity meant that the cultural free zones like New England and tidewater Virginia, once diametrically opposed in new styles of living, grew more similar because each grew more heterogeneous.
In both places, the ruling elites faced challenges to the cultural hegemony they once imposed.