The Americans chapter 8 vocab
History, The Americans
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The most famous preacher of this era, inspiring people religiously using a unique preaching style with a lot of drama and emphasis.
Second Great Awakening
A series of religious revivals, exhibited the idea that the individual is responsible for his own salvation.
A dramatic meeting designed to awaken religious faith.
A New England man who led the group of Transcendentalists. Focused on the simple things in life
A Literary movement which concentrates around living a simple life and acknowledging the truth found in nature and in yourself.
Henry David Thoreau
Started the movement of civil-disobedience
Thoreau's idea of obeying laws through human conscience and instead of protesting with violence.
Experimental groups looking to create a perfect place.
She was responsible for improving conditions in jails, poorhouses and insane asylums throughout the U.S. and Canada. She succeeded in persuading many states to assume responsibility for the care of the mentally ill.
the act of terminating something; during this historical period, the pursue to end slavery
A period before a war; the period before the American Civil War
Wrote "Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World", 1829, advised blacks to fight for freedom rather than wait on others
freeing someone from the control of others
A former slave, popular public speaker who gave speeches for abolition, publisher of The North Star, an anti slavery newspaper
a rule limiting or refusing debate on an issue
A famous preacher, lead the deadliest slave revolt in American history in 1831
William Lloyd Garrison
A radical abolitionist, edited "The Liberator" which promoted immediate emancipation of all blacks.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
organized the first US women's rights convention, in Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848. From 1852, she led the women's rights movement with Susan B. Anthony. She was president of the National Woman Suffrage Association
A progressive Quaker minister, she was a highly motivated activist in the cause of abolition, women's rights, and freedom of religion. She wrote Discourse on Women (1850)
Cult of Domesticity
emphasized new ideas of femininity, the woman's role within the home and the dynamics of work and family.
Sarah and Angela Grimké
Daughters of a SC slave holder, slavery abolitionists. Angel wrote "An Appeal to a Christian Women of the South.
An organized campaign to eliminate alcohol consumption
Seneca Falls Convention
(1848) the first national women's rights convention at which the Declaration of Sentiments was written
Originally Isabella Baumfree, a 30 year slave, traveled the country preaching about the abolition.
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