Chapter 15 True and False

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The Second Great Awakening reversed the trends toward religious indifference and rationalism of the late 18th century.

True

The religious revivals of the Second Great Awakening occurred almost entirely in rural frontier communities.

False

The Mormon church migrated to the Utah frontier to escape persecution and to establish its tightly organized cooperative social order without persecution.

True

The primary purpose for establishing taxpayer-supported free public schools was to educate all citizens for participation in democracy, without regard to wealth.

True

Most practical, hard-working Americans disliked highly educated intellectuals and writers like Ralph Waldo Emerson

False

Many early American reformers were middle-class idealists inspired by evangelical Protestantism.

True

The key role of women in American reform movements was under girded by a growing feminization of the churches that spawned many efforts at social improvement.

True

The Seneca Falls Convention of 1848 was considered most radical for issuing the demand for women's right to vote.

True

Many of the prominent utopian communities of early nineteenth century involved communal ownership of property and sexual practices different from the conventional norm.

True

Advances in medicine and science raised the average life expectancy of Americans to nearly 60 years by 1850.

False

The Knickerbocker group of American writers sharply criticized the militant nationalism and western expansionism that followed the War of 1812.

False

Although it rejected most Americans' materialism and focus on practical concerns, transcendentalism strongly reflected American individualism, love of liberty, and hostility to formal institutions and authority.

True

Ralph Waldo Emerson taught the doctrines of simple living and nonviolence, while his friend Henry David Thoreau emphasized self-improvement and the developement of a uniquely American scholarship.

False

The works of Walt Whitman, such as Leaves of Grass, revealed his love of democracy, the frontier, and the common people.

True

The fiction of Edgar Allan Poe and Herman Melville reflected most Americans' optimism and belief in social progress and reform.

False

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