Hansen 1 Skye Hansen Yarbrough English 5-21-2012 In the eighteenth century, the Deceleration of Independence gave the Americans true freedom. New inventions also started making the world becoming more modernized in technology (Bellis, Mary). The Great Awakening was a major part of religion (Religion in Eighteenth Century America). The mothers became more dominant than the fathers during the era, and children had a lot of roles to take (Mintz, Susan). All of these facts describe the eighteenth century.
ZINN CHAPTER 4 1. What is the thesis of this chapter? Around 1776, certain important people in the English colonies made a discovery that would prove enormously useful for the next two hundred years. They found that by creating a nation, a symbol, a legal unity called the United States, they could take over land, profits, and political power from favorites of the British Empire. In the process, they could hold back a number of potential rebellions and create a consensus of popular support for the rule of a new, privileged leadership.When we look at the American Revolution this way, it was a work of genius, and the Founding Fathers deserve the awed tribute they have received over the centuries.
To conclude, President Johnson set the stage for a period of immense federal reform and a shared sense of equality for the American people – a pinnacle of liberalism. Although his decisions caused a rift with the conservatives of the time as they extended the reach of government and expanded its role in tending to the wellbeing of its citizens, he ultimately managed to successfully move the nation forward towards a better
Progressive DBQ In the history of the United States the progressives attempted to change the lives of United States citizens for the better. Progressives are reformers who worked to improve social and political problems, beginning in the late 1800’s. During the industrialization era many reformers came together to solve the difficulties of society. There were several reform groups such as, the Populist Party and Muckrakers. Their goals were to help make life better for immigrants.
The changes and continuities that resulted from the implementation of Enlightment ideas between 1700 and 1820 in North America and Europe were that there was a change in government in both locations due to uprising ideas of revolts. In addition, Europe experienced technological advancements, and improvements in the economy from events experienced after the affects of Enlightenment. The continuities in North America and Europe were the practice of the same religion and social class system. Because of people like Rousseau, Diderot and Voltaire the ideas of revolutions were made. Rousseau began to question the ideas of the divine right of kings.
-Benjamin Franklin- leading American ﬁgure -Colonial economic success aided by abundance of land and growth of agriculture. Sec 5: The Great Awakening -The Great Awakening spread from Europe to New England and through the east Coast beginning in the 1730s; sermons were delivered by evangelical preachers. - Movement emphasized a renewed personal relationship with God; repentance was essential for salvation; inspired a spirit of inquiry. George Whiteﬁeld and Jonathan Edwards. Sec 6: Imperial Rivalries - By the mid-18th C., European rivalries in North American were well deﬁned.
The Enlightenment The Great Awakening Two important movements that changed the 1700’s were the Enlightenment and the Great Awakening. The Enlightenment began in Europe, which stressed reason and natural laws that explain the events. The Great Awakening awoke colonist about the religious fervor after it had started to die down. Both The Enlightenment and Great Awakening were different but had similar consequences for America. The Enlightenment was in the eighteenth century intellectual movement that used the scientific method and reasons that meant obtaining knowledge.
The American renaissance of the early 19th century manifested itself in three forms: The second great awakening, the social reform movement, and literary romanticism. Discuss in some detail, the focus and activities of two of these areas of expression Between two of the major forms that many people focus on, in “the second Great awakening” and the “social reform” movement, many new ways and activities occurred during this time, almost a type of enlightenment, changing society completely. The Second Great Awakening had a tremendous effect on American society by spawning a large number of social reform movements; a great encourager of such reforms was the evangelist Charles G. Finney. Finney was to bring in new methods and a new attitude towards revival. Jonathan
Following the scientific revolution, a new way of thinking was born. This new approach, known as the Enlightenment, sought out new ideas about government, economics, religion, and education. The Enlightenment, also known as the age of reason, reached its peak in the mid 1700’s and brought great change to the world. The ideas of the Enlightenment were based on that of philosophers; men who analyzed the divine rights of monarchs, union of church and state, social equality, and the idea of a more democratic government. Men such as John Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Voltaire, and Beccaria were the main people whose ideas influenced the Enlightenment and the birth and independence of the United States.
Describe the change in the laboring class brought on by the beginnings of industrialization in America. Include the effects of the disruption on society drunkenness loss of identity kids going to work in factories disruption of the family second great awakening- a wave of religious enthusiasm commencing in the 1790s and lasting for decades that stressed the mercy, love, and benevolence of God and emphasized that all people could, through faith and effort, achieve salvation reform movements whatever it takes to achieve perfection . they want utopia they want perfection Changes in labor: wage slavery unions begin – 1810 New York by journeymen there were strikes for higher wages The Lowell System Lowell