What impact did this change have upon the ethics and civics of what it meant to be an American?

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The context that created and supported the Jeffersonian world view(that of the yeoman farmer as the bedrock of American democracy and the American economy) disappeared by the mid- nineteenth century, prompting by a shift towards an economy based on commerce, manufacturing, and larger scale agricultural endeavors. What is your best explanation for why his change took place? What impact did this change have upon the ethics and civics of what it meant to be an American? Be sure to consider change over time and geographical differences in your analysis.