Chapter 15 Vocabulary
Deism- the liberal religious philosophy of the late 1800s that believed in a Supreme Being who had created a knowable universe and endowed human beings with a capacity for moral behavior. Unitarians- the spin-off of Puritanism of the early 1800s that held that God only existed in one person, not the Trinity. Second Great Awakening- the movement that arose in the early 1800s in reaction to the growing liberalism in religion. Charles Grandison Finney- the greatest of the revival preachers of the 1830s who eventually became the president of Oberlin College. Burned-over district- the religious scene in Upstate New York, particularly the western and central regions of the state, in the early 19th century, which was repeatedly "burned over" by religious revivals of the Second Great Awakening Joseph Smith- the founder of the Mormon Church.
Mormon Church- members of the Church of Latter Day Saints created by Joseph Smith and led later by Brigham Young Brigham Young- the person who led the Mormons from Illinois to their home in the West. Utah Statehood-
Horace Mann- the brilliant and idealistic Brown University graduate who led the campaign to reform education in the mid-1800s. Noah Webster- the Yale-educated Connecticut Yankee known as the "Schoolmaster of the Republic" whose 19th century reading lessons were used by millions and whose 1828 work helped standardize the American language. McGuffey's Readers-
Emma Willard- the woman responsible for attaining respect for women's schools; also established the Troy Female Seminary in New York Mary Lyon- the intrepid pioneer in the field of higher education for women who founded Mount Holyoke College in 1837. Lyceum lecture associations-
Dorothea Dix- the 19th century New England teacher and authoress who traveled for eight years and 60,000 miles to assemble her report on the treatment of the insane. William Ladd- the leading spirit in the formation of the American Peace Society in 1828....
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