hw29 - Hw 29 pg 330-337 Market revolution encouraged the identification of American freedom 1 Opportunity of personal growth 2 Emerson most prominent

hw29 - Hw 29 pg 330-337 Market revolution encouraged the...

This preview shows page 1 out of 1 page.

Hw 29 pg 330-337 Market revolution encouraged the identification of American freedom 1. Opportunity of personal growth 2. Emerson, most prominent member of the transcendentalists, insisted on primacy of individual judgement over existing social traditions and institutions 3. Thoreau echoed Emerson’s call for individual self-reliance Idea of sovereign individual proclaimed that Americans should depend on themselves only 1. Americans increasingly understood the realm of oneself, known as privacy 2. Individualism helps to inspire expansion of democracy and makes one capable of exercising right to vote 3. Thoreau illustrated Emerson’s point about primacy of individual conscience in matters political, social, and personal, and the need to find one’s own way rather than following the crowd 4. Most people were so preoccupied with material things that they had no time to contemplate the beauties of nature 5. Thoreau showed how impossible it was to escape the market revolution 6.

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture