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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

The Early 19c:

The Creation of

an American

Culture


The early 19c the creation of an american culture

Cultural Nationalism

  • Education  The “Virtuous Citizen”

  • An American form of English

    • Noah Webster


The early 19c the creation of an american culture

Cultural Nationalism

  • A well-defined American literature

    • Washington Irving

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


The early 19c the creation of an american culture

Cultural Nationalism

Religious Movements:

  • Deism

  • Second “Great Awakening”


The early 19c the creation of an american culture

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]





The early 19c the creation of an american culture

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



The early 19c the creation of an american culture

“Burned-Over” Districtin Upstate New York


The early 19c the creation of an american culture

American Bible SocietyFounded in 1816


The early 19c the creation of an american culture

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


The early 19c the creation of an american culture

Eli Whitney’s Cotton Gin, 1791

Actually invented by a slave!


The early 19c the creation of an american culture

Whitney’s Gun Factory

Interchangeable Parts Rifle


The early 19c the creation of an american culture

First TurnpikeLancaster, PA(1790)

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


The early 19c the creation of an american culture

Cumberland“National Road,” 1811


The early 19c the creation of an american culture

Conestoga Covered Wagons

Conestoga Trail, 1820s