Romantics, Reformers and Restless Warriors. Late 1820s – 1840s. Assess the accuracy of Tocqueville’s view of early 19 th century America as a land of equality . (Visited: 1831-2) Was he correct? If so, about what?. Democracy in America p ub. 1835 , 40.
Late 1820s – 1840s
Assess the accuracy of Tocqueville’s view of early 19th century America as a land of equality.(Visited: 1831-2)Was he correct? If so, about what?
Question? Assume the role of the head of a middle class household in the 1820’s. Describe how the changes taking place in the national economy affect your family’s life and how you are coping with the changes…
When true simplicity is gainedTo bow and to bend we shan't be ashamed,To turn, turn will be our delight,'Till by turning, turning we come round right.
Upas Tree – a tropical tree known to contain a poison used in blowdarts and arrows
Published 1853 by Armistead Wilson
Van Buren doing?
Reproduced print from engraving
Detail from painting
Bear Flag Army awaits war
– 2 worrisome Whigs take Mexico
And the Free Soil Party…
“There is no working class (the Indians being practically serfs and doing all the hard work)
And every rich man looks like a grandee, and every poor scamp like a broken down
genbtleman.” Two Years before the Mast, 1840 Richard Henry DanaCalifornia
The buckskin trade
7000 => 100,000
150,000 => 35,000
US Senate A.D. 1850 by Peter F. Rothermel (1855)