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Cumulative Essay Topics What role did religion play in the nation’s settlement, founding and maturation up to the time of the Civil War? o Enlightenment: colonists saw themselves as needing punishment before the enlightenment, enlightenment involved moving away from the church and turning science into solutions- John Locke (government based on people, not a King) o Great Awakening (1720s-60s): Methodists and Pietists, people choose salvation, Edwards- scared people to death, Whitfield in England- salvation through Grace (comes to America), included the middle classes, humans can choose their own government o Second Great Awakening(90s-1860s): Baptist/Methodist/Pres/Congregationalists, anyone can be saved, empowers the poor, circuit riding, anti-slavery ideals What has the impact of immigration been on the US? What has motivated people to come here? Who was coming at various points in the country’s history? o Who and When: Spain, France, England primary (14-1600)- England first to really settle want gold and riches; Scots-Irish, German, French Huguenots all brought religious diversity and freedom (1700s); Irish and German (mid-1800’s) provided a working class- potato famine o Impact on Society: Brought religious diversity, and in some cases, conflict, Nativism, working class What debates or controversies have arisen over federalism? How have these controversies been decided? o National and State Governments: debate over constitution (1787) Federalists: strong central government, Federalist Papers (Hamilton, Jay, Madison), tried to persuade importance of strong national government LATER: elite commercial creditor interests, large military, national bank that coins and prints paper money, domestic taxes implemented, tariffs put on goods coming in, high tariffs in the northeast to protect US manufacturing, supporters in the northeast, Anti-Federalists: weak central governments, want stronger state governments, want bill of rights o Controversies and Decisions:
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