Topic Outline 14,15,16 (4 Marius)

Topic Outline 14,15,16 (4 Marius) - Ivan Ivanov Wright...

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Ivan Ivanov Wright APUSH 4 November 14 th , 2010 12. Creating an American Culture a) Cultural nationalism Nationalism is the feeling of a people that the way of life in their country is particularly good. In the late 1800s, nations became more important while kings and princes became less important. People from different nations who spoke the same language and common culture would join together to form a new nation, ignoring any kind of leader they had in the past. b) Education reform/professionalism Tax-supported public education came about between 1825-1850. Americans eventually saw they had to educate their children because the children were the future. The teachers of the schools were mostly men and did not know how to teach. There were not very many schools in the U.S. because of their high costs to communities. Horace Mann campaigned effectively for a better schooling system. c) Religion; revivalism Thomas Paine promoted the doctrines of Deism. Deists relied on science rather than the Bible and they denied the divinity of Christ. They did believe in a Supreme Being who had created a universe and endowed human beings with a capacity for moral behavior. Unitarianism spun off of Deism. Unitarians believed that God existed in only one person. It appealed to mostly intellectuals. The Second Great Awakening came in 1800. Women were a large part of it. Peter Cartwright, a revivalist, traveling preacher who converted thousands to Christianity. Charles Grandison Finney, one of the greatest revivalist preachers. d)
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2011 for the course ECON 412 taught by Professor Jiggly during the Spring '11 term at Jefferson College.

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Topic Outline 14,15,16 (4 Marius) - Ivan Ivanov Wright...

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