Chapter 13an American Renaissance: Religion, Romanticism, and Reform

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Chapter 13An American Renaissance: Religion, Romanticism, and Reform Rational religion
1. The concept of mission in the American character
2. The development of deism
1. Roots in rationalism and Calvinism
2. Nature of the beliefs
3. The development of Unitarianism
3. Nature of the beliefs
4. Role of William Ellery Channing
5. Creation of American Unitarian Association
4. The development of Universalism
6. Role of John Murray
7. Nature of the beliefs
8. Comparison with Unitarianism
The Second Great Awakening
1. Origins of the revival movement
2. The frontier phase of revivalism
1. Development of the camp meeting
2. Frontier reception of the revivals
3. Emergence of the Presbyterians
4. Role of the Baptists
5. The Methodists' impact
6. Appeal to African Americans
7. Spread of revivals on the frontier
8. Women and revivalism
3. Revivals in western New York State
9. Role of Charles Grandison Finney
10. Nature of Oberlin College
11. The Rise of the Mormons
1. Role of Joseph Smith
2. Characteristics of the church
3. Persecution of Mormons
4. The move to Utah
Romanticism in America
12. Nature of the Romantic revolt
13. Transcendentalism as a Romantic expression
5. Nature of Transcendentalism
6. Margaret Fuller
7. Ralph Waldo Emerson
8. Henry David Thoreau
9. The impact of Transcendentalism
The flowering of American literature
14. Nathaniel Hawthorne
15. Emily Dickinson
16. Edgar Allan Poe
17. Herman Melville
18. Walt Whitman
19. The popular press
10. Impact of advances in printing technology
11. Proliferation of newspapers
20. Level of literacy
21. Early public schools
22. Rising demand for public schools in the 1830s
12. Basis of demand
13. Role of Horace Mann
14. Leadership of North Carolina in the South
15. Limited progress
23. Developments in higher education
16. Post-Revolutionary surge in college formation
17. Conflicts over curriculum
18. Slow growth of technical education
24. Education for women
Movements for reform
25. Roots of reform
26. Temperance
19. Heavy consumption of alcohol in the United States 20. Arguments for temperance
21. Early efforts at reform
22. The American Temperance Union
27. Prison reform
23. Growth of public institutions to treat social ills 24. Prevention and rehabilitation versus punishment for crime 25. Auburn prison system
28. Reform in treatment of the insane
26. Early state institutions for the insane
27. Work of Dorothea Dix
29. Crusade for women's rights
28. Catharine Beecher and the "cult of domesticity" 29. Advantages of domestic role for women
30. Status of women in the antebellum period
31. Seneca Falls Conference (1848)
32. Hindrances to success
33. Women and the professions
30. Utopian communities
34. Proliferation of utopian communities
35. Nature of the Shaker communities
36. Development and contributions of the Oneida Community 37. Robert Owen and New Harmony
38. The importance of Brook Farm
39. The decline of utopia

Chapter 14: Manifest Destiny
I. The Tyler years
1. Harrison’s brief term
2. Tyler’s position on issues
3. Domestic affairs
1. Failure of Clay’s program
2. Tyler left without a party
4. Foreign affairs
3. Problems with Britain needing solution
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