Archive for October 9th, 2006

Outline note format Chapters 15-16

Outline format Chapters 15-16

I.  How do demographics change in American society in the first half of the 19th century?

    A. Emigrants–Settlers, pioneers, fur traders, and backwoodsmen

B. The face of immigration changes and challenges what is “American”

    Irish, Germans, Catholics

    Effects of the Revolutions of 1848

    Backlash of Nativism

C. Why do new cities grow up in the West?

D. Where is “the West?” Why does it move?

II. What were the main characteristics of early industrialization?

    A. Factory system

    B. Inventions and their impacts

        Samuel Slater, Eli Whitney

            How do these two men change the economies of the North?

 Of the South?

    C. Women’s roles are challenged—at least for the poor

    D. Industrialization on the Farm

    E. Transportation revolution

        Erie Canal, Railroads, Clipper ships, Pony Express unify the country—how?

III. Why do the changes in society and technology cause an urge to reform society and literature?

    A. What were the causes of the religious flowering in the Second Great Awakening

    B. What was revivalism? How does this compare to the First Great Awakening?

        The “Burned-Over District,” millenarianism, camp meetings and “getting saved”

    C. Key figures and groups

        Circuit riders, Unitarians, Peter Cartwright, Charles Finney, Millerites, Mormons

    D. Education as a further goad to democracy

        Primary: Horace Mann, Noah Webster, McGuffey’s Readers

        Post-secondary: U of Virginia, Troy Female Seminary, Oberlin College, Mt. Holyoke

        Lyceum and critical magazines

    E.  Treatment of criminals and the mentally ill

        Dorothea Dix

    F. Prohibition and temperance

        Neal Dow and the Maine Law of 1851

    G. What factors lead to women being newly empowered?

    H. The Utopian movements and the Transcendentalists

        Brook Farm, Shakers, Oneida Community

        Emerson, Thoreau, “Self- Reliance,”

I. Further Flowering of American Literature:

the “Knickerbocker” group, Cooper, Irving, Whitman, Whittier, Lowell, Oliver W. Holmes, Alcott, Poe, Hawthorne, Melville

Historians Bancroft, Parkman, and Prescott


QUIZ 11-14 Tuesday, October 10! PSAT FORMS DUE TUESDAY, TOO!

You’ve been warned.