31 American Identity from 1800-1850 Culture Art and Society Test Review

January 28, 2017

In this edition for 8th grade history of the Hauger History Podcast, we discuss emerging identity of Americans between 1800-1850. We discuss the improtance of 5 big questions regarding art, culture, and society in American history. No matter your level of Social Studies, you are likely to encounter the big picture of American history regarding these five factors. The 5 questions of focus in this episode are:

  1. Define Romanticism in American Art and Literature, what details would you expect to find in such art? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  2. What is transcendentalism? How does it relate to the United States in the mid-1800’s? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  3. Why do we value the literature and art of the mid-1800’s? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  4. Horace Mann pioneered public education, calling it “the great equalizer”. Do you think it was? Explain. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  5. What was the temperance movement? Who started it? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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