TEACHING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
A Guide for Instructors
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
Creating a Nation and a Society
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I am a Progressive at the Turn of the Century
In the turn of the twentieth-century, progressive reform was at a heightened level of action, and change was abundant. Reformers were committed to social justice and wanted to introduce and enforce laws for many things in society, including many of the
American Antislavery 1820-1860
The antebellum American antislavery movement began in the 1820s and was sustained over 4 decades by organizations, publications, and small acts of resistance that challenged the legally protected and powerful institution of slavery and the more insidious enemy of bl
OP Chapter 12: Antebellum Culture and Reform
Section: The Romantic Impulse
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Section: Remaking Society
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Section: The Crusade against Slavery
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1. The first great school of American painters emerged in N
Colleges and universities created from allocations of pubic land through the Morrell Act of 1862 and the Hatch Act of 1887. These grants helped fuel the boom in higher education in the late nineteenth century, and many of the today’s public universities derive from these grants
The religious history of the United States before the colonial period was dominated by Native American religions. These religions exhibit much diversity and are often characterized by animism or panentheism. While there are many different Native American religious practices, most address the...
Europeans Flood Into the United States
• In 1900, more than half of all immigrants in the US were eastern and Southern Europeans including Italians Greeks Piles, Slavs, Slovaks, Russians, and Armenians
• 1860-1900 European Jews.
14 million immigrants, Most were European Jews
The statement “Reform movements in the United States sought to expand democratic ideals” is a very valid one, in regards to the years of and between 1825 and 1850. This statement bears great truth, and highlights quite simply the inclusion of egalitarian and suffragist ideologies in many and...
The Refinement of Reform and Culture
There were many reform movements in the first half of the 19th century to push America towards a more democratic society. These reform movements advanced many aspects of American society, government, economy, and the livelihood of the citizens. These...
During the period of American history in the 1800’s to the early 1900’s many topics stick out in one’s mind. We think of words like: freedom, progress, democracy, immigration, war, and depression. Those are just a few of the important words that...
TERMS AND CONCEPTS:
1. Sex and Gender
What do they mean, what are the differences between the two?
Gender is a social construction. Sex refers to biological differences that are unchanging; gender involves the meaning that a particular society and culture attach to sexual difference....
Slavery and the Origins of the Civil War
Eric Foner Teacher's Guide Contents
Arguably the finest body of literature produced by American historians since 1960 has been the work reappraising the South's "peculiar institution." But before new views could take hold, the traditional...
Historian Sean Wilentz suggests that in addition to creating class distinctions, the Victorian idea of "separate spheres" to distinguish the social roles of men and women also grew out of the economic changes of the Jacksonian Era. Since growing manufacturing separated work from the home, marriage n
Reform movements sought to expand democratic ideals between 1820 and 1860 in respect to several different aspects of society, and in the long run they were successful. Three reforms like women rights, public education and the abolishment of slavery; driven by the Second Great Awakening, successfully
Essays for The American Pageant, 14th ed.
1. From the perspective of Native Americans, the Spanish and English empires in America had more similarities than differences. Assess the validity of this generalization.
It is important to develop a clear thesis o
Populist and Progressive Reform in American History
Throughout American history, reform was common among people of a particular, race, gender, or class used to accomplish change. The emergence of the populist and progressive movements were a response to the changing climate in American society d
The period from 1820-1850 were the years of change for the American society. It was a period of time when the most important and diversified events that occurred in the American history; it was a period of time to break free from old habits and beliefs that had been left behind. The main goal of t
Chapter 13An American Renaissance: Religion, Romanticism, and Reform
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
American Nations II 10:00am
Professor Malory Welch
Book Review I:
Roots of Reform: Farmers, Workers,
And the American State, 1877–1917
This book by Elizabeth Sanders was a very interesting read. It took a new look at the way current American view of governmental contro
The Civil Rights Movements
In May 17, 1954 The Supreme Court rules on the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kans., unanimously agreeing that segregation in public schools is unconstitutio