Between the years 1825-1850, Americans has entered a new stage where we sought to expand democratic ideals in our society. We have shifted some of the way we are living and made changes on our traditional principles. Some reforms that we believed helped expand our ideals include temperance, abolition, women right’s, and religions. These reforms, which the people believe, would make America as a “utopian” society. Some of these reform movements failed but some didn’t, for example, The Second Great Awakening led a path for equal rights and the desire to bring order and control.
The Puritanism began with they Plymouth colonist of 1620. They believed in the Church of England was corrupt and that true Christians must separate themselves from it, leading to their emigration to the Americas. Their values and ideas influenced the political, economic, and social developments of the American colonies. Their idea of a united and representative government is one of the important and basic elements of the U.S. government. They influenced the colonies socially with their emphasis on community and led to the desire for religious freedom.
Oppressed and “poor” citizens would have the opportunity to succeed. Since the English colonists and founding fathers pushed for independence and self-reliance, they could then make a statement of unity, taking ownership of land and property, a majority of citizens profiting and political power. Another advantage of creating a nation is developing social harmony. They urged for a “middle” social class, as opposed to a majority of “poor” citizens and a few wealthy citizens, who have all of the power and control. Zinn pays tribute to the founding fathers by stating how effective their intentions were to start the American Revolution.
19th-Century Ideas Lisa Foster HIS/115 U.S. History to 1865 19th-Century Ideas The movement I chose is the Second Great Awakening and in this paper I will elaborate what exactly this was and what the modern day equivalent too it is. By the end of this you will have learned a little more about the Second Great Awakening. The idea behind the Second Great Awakening was that a person could be saved through a bit of hard labor and if they accept obligation for their evil attributes. It also let people think they could reach a balanced flawlessness- both exclusive and social- by doing good works and advocating the word of God. Action was the key (pg.
DBQ: Reform Movements From 1825-1850, there was a series of political and social reforms throughout the United States that sought to shape democracy. At the time, there was a desire for the country to conform to a utopian-like society. In order to fulfill this vision, many changes had to be made. Many reforms focused on issues such as temperance, the public education system, rehabilitation, women’s suffrage, and the abolition of slavery. In the United States, there was a sort of “temperance crusade” per say happening at the time.
The New World Man The song ‘New World Man’ is about how America is changing and growing for the better. The experiences in America were put into metaphors and made into a song reflecting the growth and learning with new changes over time. America is cleaning up the land so that nature was and is today pure and trying to keep the country in control. Also, America makes choices to and learns by its own mistakes. When the Louisiana Purchase was bought in 1803, Lewis and Clark went to discover the mysterious territory and see the changes that could be made into something great we see today.
It also influenced our society by placing people in a religious denomination high on the social scale. Many early leaders would go from people who conquered lands to Priests or other religious leaders. Religion was also dictate the way societies would strive to live like their gods. By sacrificing to certain ones for the hope of rain, and crop yields, or by looking at others in awe, and trying to live their lives like they would have. Religion was important in early government as it would be integrated into governments up until the seventeen hundreds.
Period 6 APUSH Progressive Era DBQ Progressivism is defined as “the political orientation of those who favor progress toward better conditions in government and society.” Progressive goals included ending laissez-faire government, ending corruption in the government, improving the lives of Americans, and making the government more responsible to the people. This philosophy was evident in both reformers and federal government officials during the period 1900-1920. Muckrakers, prohibitionists, and educated middle class members were a few groups most often thought of as Progressive reformers. They advocated their desires for reform in art, literature and other tactics. Presidents like Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and other government officials pursued reforms from positions of power.
Enlightenment thinkers had three main long term beliefs that helped to shape America’s government. The first was belief in progress. The idea of progress was born after the scientific revolution, which influenced people to use human reason to solve social problems. Secondly, it caused people to stop looking at their church for guidance and to start using reason and logic to solve problems. The Enlightenment thinkers also wanted to abolish religious superstitions and promote tolerance of all religions.
Between the 1820s and 1840s, individuals who believed in the perfectibility of the social and political order founded hundreds of “utopian communities.” These experimental communal societies were called utopian communities because they provided blueprints for an ideal society. The characteristics of these communities varied widely. One of the earliest perfectionist societies was popularly known as the Shakers. Founded in 1776 by “Mother” Ann Lee, an English immigrant, the Shakers believed that the millennium was at hand and that the time had come for people to renounce sin. Shaker communities regarded their male and female members as equals; thus, both sexes served as elders and deacons.