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    • 1. U.S. History Chapter 15: New Movements in America Section 1: America’s Spiritual Awakening
    • 2. The Second Great Awakening
      • Second Great Awakening: movement of Christian renewal that began in the 1790s and became widespread in the U.S. by the 1830s
    • 3. The Second Great Awakening
      • Charles Grandison Finney : one of the most important leaders of the Second Great Awakening
      Charles Grandison Finney
    • 4. The Second Great Awakening
      • Finney’s message:
        • Individuals responsible for salvation
        • Sin was avoidable
        • Demonstrate faith by good deeds
    • 5. The Second Great Awakening
      • Church membership increased
      • Women & African Americans drawn to movement
    • 6. Transcendentalism & Utopian Communities
      • Transcendentalism —the idea that people can rise above the material things in life
    • 7. Transcendentalism & Utopian Communities
      • Transcendentalists
        • Important Figures
          • Ralph Waldo Emerson
          • Margaret Fuller
          • Henry David Thoreau
        • Encouraged people to look within for guidance & to live simply
    • 8.
      • “ I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”
        • — Henry David Thoreau, Walden
    • 9. Transcendentalism & Utopian Communities
      • Utopian Communities —place where people worked to establish a perfect society
    • 10. Transcendentalism & Utopian Communities
      • Most Transcendentalist communities were failures :
        • Brooke Farm
        • Community founded for Shakers by Ann Lee
    • 11. The American Romantics
      • Artists
        • Focused on the American landscape
        • Thomas Cole
    • 12. The American Romantics Nathaniel Hawthorne The Scarlet Letter Herman Melville Moby-Dick Edgar Allen Poe The Raven
    • 13. The American Romantics
      • Other noted poets
        • Emily Dickinson
        • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
        • John Greenleaf Whittier
        • Walt Whitman

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