Both Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn have their own United States. It is mostly an even divide, however the United States of Tom Sawyer has more control in the end. One of the main characteristics that makes the United States more of a Tom than a Huck is the value of money over friendship or caring for others. Tom wants to take Jim in to earn the money no matter what, while Huck thinks about it, and decides it is not worth losing his friendship to turn Jim in, as he means far more as a friend than any amount of money could mean to him. Another reason the United States is more a United States of Tom more than a United States of Huck is the fact that people usually have large goals in life, versus the idea that Huck just goes along with what happens, and literally rides the river. Another reason for the fact that the United States is more of a United States of Tom versus a United States of Huck is the fact that they value working for a reason whether it be money or not, instead of enjoying life as it is.