U.S. Lit Midterm
Terms in this set (15)
Which important historic event/movement did NOT affect American life in the 18th century?
The Boston Tea Party
John Winthrop sailed to New England colony on a ship named?
The sermon, "A model of Christian Charity," is also commonly named for its most famous metaphor, which is:
The City on a Hill
The philosophy promoted by Emerson and Thoreau is known as:
Thoreau refused to pay his taxes in order to protest the American government's involvment in:
The Mexican American War
Jonathan Edwards was a famous minister associated with which movement?
The Great Awakening
Cotton Mather recorded legal proceedings of the Salem Witch Trials, held in a special court known as:
Oyer and Terminer
According to Emerson, "To be great, is to be...".
According to Thoreau, "the only house in a slave-state in which a free man can abide with honor" is:
Crevecoeur contrasts the virtue of farming against the vice of:
The sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" is especially well known for its application of metaphor. Identify and explain the sermon's most famous metaphor.
- Dangling Spider
- God will not allow us to fall into fire
According to Emerson, "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." Explain what he means by this.
-Little minds would worry about being consistet
- Greater minds would just follow whatever they think at any given time
According to Thoreau, "Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison." Explain what he means by this
-The state imprisons the "fugitive slave the Mexican prisoner on parole..."
-Does not agree with. Believes that the state acts unjustly in its support of slavery and the Mexican-American War
The Salem Witch Trials were marked by the admission of "spectral evidence." Explain spectral evidence, why it was admitted, and provide one specific example.
-Evidence based on the visions or dreams of the accusers
-One girl testified the apparition of Elizabeth Proctor... afflicted me by biting, pinching, and almost choking me.