FC: Romanticism | Brennan Clark John Mangum
1: INTUITION | (no specific date) | The Romantic period championed intuition over logic. The Romantic period, in a sense, was a reaction to the age of reason. Quick unprecedented decisions from your heart were favored over those long thought out.
2: Feminism (no specific date) Female leaders, Elizabeth Peabody, Martha Fuller, and Emma Willard forwarded the women's rights movement. They didn't start the movement, but every time period has their female heroes. The movement is still in place today
3: Horace Mann | May 14 1769- August 2nd, 1859 Sought to improve public schools.
4: James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) He explored American settings and characters such as the frontier, the wilderness of NY and PA, and Native Americans. He also created the first American hero, Natty Bumppo.
5: Washington Irving (1783-1859) He was a master at creating fake, fictional narrators for the books he wrote. The first was Jonathon Old style, Gent. followed by: Diedrich Knickerbocker (A History of New York) Geoffrey Crayon (The Sketch Book)
6: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) The most influential and most popular member of the Transcendentalists. Emerson thought that Transcendentalism had been around for a long time, just in the form of idealism, but in a "broader, more practical sense."
7: Louisiana Purchase | In 1803, Thomas Jefferson (right) purchased all the land between the Mississippi River and Rocky Mountains for 15 million dollars.
8: Edgar Allen Poe 1809-1849 One of the most influential and dark romantics of the time. Noted as anti-transcendentalists, he wrote of the conflicts of good and evil and psychological troubles. Other Dark Romantics were Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville
9: 1820-1840 The population of New York more than doubled in these two decades. Numbers skyrocketed from 124,000 to 312,000!
10: The Lyceum Movement | 1826 - This movement was aimed at educating adults, training teachers, establishing museums, and instituting social reforms. It all began in Millbury, Massachusetts
11: 1830s The first tenement houses were built. Living conditions were horrid, sometimes with at least 400 people sharing one bathtub and 8 or more people living together in a small, empty room.
12: 1791 A year after Franklin's death powerful and inspirational autobiography was published.
13: The Fireside Poets were a group of five men whose works and poems were read by the fireplace mainly for entertainment at the time. They were classified as the most popular poets America had ever produced. | The Fireside Poets
14: Dorothea Dix | April 4, 1802- July 17, 1887 Sought to reform prisons & mental institutions.
15: Gold was discovered in 1948 at Sutter's Mill, California. By 1949, the whole place was overrun with miners. | The Gold Rush