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Topic #10 Overview Sheet
 

  Assignment #1
 

Sources:

 

Questions:

  1. How was the work of James Fennimore Cooper the culmination of an effort to produce a truly American literature?  What did the work suggest about the nation and its people?
  2. List the major characteristics of the early 19c artistic movement known as the Hudson River School.
  3. Why was Whitman called the "poet of American democracy?"
  4. Who were the transcendentalists?  What was their philosophy?  How did they express it in literature?
  5. How were the transcendentalists among the first Americans to anticipate the environmental movement of the 20c?
  6. What are the basic characteristics of utopian socialism? 
  7. How did the transcendentalists attempt to apply their beliefs to the problems of everyday life at Brook Farm?  What was the result?
  8. What other utopian schemes were put forth during this period?  How did these utopian societies propose to reorder society to create a better way of life?
  9. How did the antebellum utopian communities attempt to redefine gender roles?  Which communities were most active in this effort?  What did they accomplish?
  10. Who were the Mormons?  What were their beliefs?  Why did they end up in Utah?
 

Terms:

 
  Assignment #2
 

Sources:

 

Questions:

  1. The "philosophy of reform" that shaped this era rose from what two distinct sources?
  2. How were early 19c political ideals connected to evangelical Christianity?
  3. What was the view of 18c Americans concerning crime, poverty, and deviance?  How did this view change in the 19c?
  4. How did these changes in attitude impact ideas on prison, work house, and asylum reform during the first half of the 19c?
  5. What gave rise to the crusade against drunkenness?  What successes and failures resulted from the movement's efforts?
  6. What was the biggest problem facing American medicine during this period?  What impact did this problem have on health care in the United States?
  7. How did efforts to produce a system of universal public education reflect the spirit of the age?
  8. What were the problems facing public education?  What types of institutions were created to deal with them?
  9. Why did New England play a significant role in the education reform movement?
  10. What conditions put women in a "separate sphere?"   What were the characteristics of the "distinctive female culture" women developed?
  11. What was the "Cult of Domesticity?"  What costs and benefits did it bring to middle-class women?  to working-class women?
  12. How did the rise of feminism reflect not only the participation of women in social crusades, but also a basic change in the nature of the family?
  13. What is the historical significance of the Seneca Falls Convention and its adoption of the Declaration of Sentiments?
  14. What legal rights did single women have in the early 19c?  married women?
  15. How did feminists benefit from their association with other reform movements, most notably abolitionists, and at the same time suffer as a result?
  16. Explain how sentimental novels of the antebellum era "gave voice to both female hopes and female anxieties."
 

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  Assignment #3
 

Task:

  • DBQ: "The Rise of an American Culture"

 
                
Quizzes:
  1. Textbook Quizzes -->  chapter 12
  2. My Quizzes -->   A    B    C
Outlines / Lecture Notes / Review Sheets:
  1. APUSH Review Timeline (interactive)
  2. Giant AHAP Review Sheet by a student from the class of '04, Horace Greeley HS
  3. Lecture outline --> "The Changing World of Women" (Prof. David McGee, Central Virginia Community College)
  4. Lecture outline --> "The Antebellum North and Reform" (Prof. David McGee, Central Virginia Community College)
  5. Note Cards -->  401-450;   451-500
  6. Presidential Election Data --> 1816   1820   1824
  7.   1828    1832    1836    1840    1844     1848
  8. 19th Century Reform - outline

 

 

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