Study Guide AMST Study Guide
Revolutionary- Natural Rights, Freedom, Logic, Enlightenment.
Romantic-Inner faith, love of nature, Individualism, personal genius, Mainfest destiny
Civil War-Brother against brother-Romantic Patriotism
Modern-Things are not what they seem, rise of technology, War is not good
Depression-Not the America of Old, Hard times, People cant seem to get ahead no matter
what. Hopeless. FDR leads out of depression and instills hope in people
(science and logic)
Faith in science and human progress
Faith in rationality, questioning authority(educated to question)
International discussion of human rights
Awareness of history(roman and greek) and philosophy
Economic and social structures in flux
Scientific Revolution: Isaac Newton 1642-1727-Science and logic
Political philosophy: John Locke
Thomas Jefferson 1743-1826-Scientist, Architect, Founder of UVA-believed in idea of equality even
though he owned slaves
President of US 1801-1809
Virginia Statue for Religious Freedom-separation of church and state
Notes on the State of Virginia, 1785-
Notes on State of VA. Buffon believed Europe was pinnacle of civilization. Infuriated Jefferson
Jefferson wrote the notes to describe animals, culture, etc.
Again contradictory he writes in
notes horrors of slavery. Probably kept slaves for economic reasons.
University of Virginia-Monument
Legacy of American Revolution-
John Locke, Second Treatise on Civil Government, 1690-Natural Rights and compact theory
Continental Congress 1775-
Declaration of Independence 1776-persuavsive, grievances against king
Committee of five. Treason
Preamble-general ideas about equality and rights
Grievances-Rational things on what the King has done. Tyrant
Declaration-Free from BR and full power of an independent state.
Andrew Jackson elected 1828-voting rights expanded, champion of common people, Indian
John Neagle, Pat Lyon at the Forge- Same self confidence as Trumbull paintings but proud of
being a working man
American Renaissance-Inner Light, Faith in your self
Ralph Waldo Emerson-chief character. Self Reliance-called on people to have faith in
Henry David Thoreau-Thought Americans were to materialist.