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Cultural Nationalism Education  The “Virtuous Citizen” An American form of English Noah Webster.

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3 Cultural Nationalism Education  The “Virtuous Citizen” An American form of English Noah Webster

4 Cultural Nationalism A well-defined American literature Washington Irving The Sketch Book, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”

5 Cultural Nationalism Religious Movements:  Deism  Second “Great Awakening”

6 2004 Election Headlines Outreach effort and moral values theme pays off for Bush with Hispanics -- Nov. 3, 2004 [FOX News] Election Reinforces USA’s Religious Schism -- Nov. 4, 2004 [USA Today] 'It's a Victory for People Like Us' Bush Emphasis on Values Drew Ohio Evangelicals -- Nov. 5, 2004 [Washington Post]

7 2004 Election Poll Data Which One Issue Mattered Most in Deciding How You Voted for President? (Check only one)KerryBushNader Taxes Percentage of Electorate: 5 43%57%0% Education Percentage of Electorate: 4 73%26%-- Iraq Percentage of Electorate: 15 73%26%0% Terrorism Percentage of Electorate: 19 14%86%0% Economy/Jobs Percentage of Electorate: 20 80%18%0% Moral Values Percentage of Electorate: 22 18%80%1% Health Care Percentage of Electorate: 8 77%23%--

8 2004 Election Poll Data Attend Religious Services KerryBushNader More Than Once a Week Percentage of Electorate: 16 35%64%1% Once a Week Percentage of Electorate: 26 41%58%0% A Few Times a Month Percentage of Electorate: 14 49%50%-- A Few Times a Year Percentage of Electorate: 28 54%45%0% Never Percentage of Electorate: 15 62%36%1%

9 The Second “Great Awakening:” Revivalist Meeting

10 Charles G. Finney The ranges of tents, the fires, reflecting light…; the candles and lamps illuminating the encampment; hundreds moving to and fro…;the preaching, praying, singing, and shouting,… like the sound of many waters, was enough to swallow up all the powers of contemplation. “soul-shaking” conversion

11 The “Benevolent Empire”

12 “Burned-Over” District in Upstate New York

13 American Bible Society Founded in 1816

14 Economic Nationalism Encourage Creativity & Inventiveness. Create a Transportation Infrastructure. Create a Pro-Business Atmosphere. Jefferson’s Vision of America Hamilton’s Vision of America Role of Govt.

15 Eli Whitney’s Cotton Gin, 1791 Actually invented by a slave!

16 Whitney’s Gun Factory Interchangeable Parts Rifle

17 First Turnpike Lancaster, PA (1790) By 1832, nearly 2400 mi. of road connected most major cities.

18 Cumberland “National Road,” 1811

19 Conestoga Covered Wagons Conestoga Trail, 1820s

20 Yankee Clipper Ships

21 Robert Fulton & the Steamboat The Clermont

22 The Erie Canal, 1820s

23 Erie Canal System


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