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The Early 19c: The Creation of an American Culture. Cultural Nationalism. Education  The “Virtuous Citizen” An American form of English Noah Webster. Cultural Nationalism. A well-defined American literature Washington Irving. The Sketch Book , 1819-20 “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”.

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The Early 19c:

The Creation of

an American

Culture


Cultural Nationalism

  • Education  The “Virtuous Citizen”

  • An American form of English

    • Noah Webster


Cultural Nationalism

  • A well-defined American literature

    • Washington Irving

The Sketch Book, 1819-20“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”


Cultural Nationalism

Religious Movements:

  • Deism

  • Second “Great Awakening”


2004 Election Headlines

Outreach effort andmoral valuestheme pays off for Bush with Hispanics-- Nov. 3, 2004 [FOX News]

Election Reinforces USA’sReligious Schism-- Nov. 4, 2004 [USA Today]

'It's a Victory for People Like Us'

BushEmphasis on ValuesDrew Ohio Evangelicals-- Nov. 5, 2004 [Washington Post]





Charles G. Finney

The ranges of tents, the fires, reflecting light…; the candles and lamps illuminating the encampment; hundreds moving to and fro…;the preaching, praying, singing, and shouting,… like the sound of many waters, was enough to swallow up all the powers of contemplation.

“soul-shaking” conversion



“Burned-Over” Districtin Upstate New York


American Bible SocietyFounded in 1816


Economic Nationalism

  • Encourage Creativity & Inventiveness.

  • Create a Transportation Infrastructure.

  • Create a Pro-Business Atmosphere.

Role ofGovt.

Jefferson’s Vision of America

Hamilton’s Vision of America


Eli Whitney’s Cotton Gin, 1791

Actually invented by a slave!


Whitney’s Gun Factory

Interchangeable Parts Rifle


First TurnpikeLancaster, PA(1790)

By 1832, nearly 2400 mi. of road connected most major cities.


Cumberland“National Road,” 1811


Conestoga Covered Wagons

Conestoga Trail, 1820s






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