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1 Transcendentalism: Creator: Nil Patel Instructor: Richardson Junior Honors Language Arts 4/27/2015

2 What is it: Transcendentalism is the American version of the romantic in Europe Transcendentalism is the American version of the romantic in Europe It is more or less like an enlightenment that comes from other previous movements It is more or less like an enlightenment that comes from other previous movements 4/27/2015

3 The Dawn of a new era: Transcendentalism emerges from the downfall of Calvinism Transcendentalism emerges from the downfall of Calvinism Starts in 1836 Starts in 1836 Lasts about 24 years Lasts about 24 years Triggered by a Unitarian minister named Emerson Triggered by a Unitarian minister named Emerson 4/27/2015

4 More basic ideas: Gave the idea that Nature is almighty Gave the idea that Nature is almighty Nature was thought to be god Nature was thought to be god That it always won in conflicts against man That it always won in conflicts against man 4/27/2015

5 How was it political: There were certain complaints about people like Thoreau disobeying the government There were certain complaints about people like Thoreau disobeying the government Certain laws like the new fugitive slave law was of a nescience to many—this was a call for certain reforms Certain laws like the new fugitive slave law was of a nescience to many—this was a call for certain reforms 4/27/2015

6 Politics Continued: Thoreau had published “Civil Disobedience” to go against the government Thoreau had published “Civil Disobedience” to go against the government The government during this era was increasing power over the people and pressing on some rights of the people. The government during this era was increasing power over the people and pressing on some rights of the people. 4/27/2015

7 How was this Social: This era had many reforms going on due to Dorothea Dix and her jail reforms for many people This era had many reforms going on due to Dorothea Dix and her jail reforms for many people – She reformed hospitals and jails for better health conditions 4/27/2015

8 Education reforms of society: In addition to day, Horace man and his educational reforms took place In addition to day, Horace man and his educational reforms took place – The reforms insured better pay for teachers – Better educated teachers – Longer 4/27/2015

9 Society Continued: A need for women suffrage arose A need for women suffrage arose An example of this is the Seneca falls Conference An example of this is the Seneca falls Conference – Organized by Stanton and Mott – There was the signing of the declaration of sentiments It was similar to the declaration of Independance It was similar to the declaration of Independance 4/27/2015

10 What was the standard of living: Many people were in the middle class Many people were in the middle class – There were often many in the poor – The morale of many was lifted with this movement 4/27/2015

11 How did this affect literature: Poetry became was is modern today: in some settings where there are two lovers yet they are separated for some reasons Poetry became was is modern today: in some settings where there are two lovers yet they are separated for some reasons – Some drama stories start to develop There were occasional dark romantics There were occasional dark romantics – Edgar Allen Poe 4/27/2015

12 Literature affect continued: Many writers wrote about how Nature is very powerful Many writers wrote about how Nature is very powerful One topic: how the average American should be independent of luxury One topic: how the average American should be independent of luxury American romantics wrote various inspirational works American romantics wrote various inspirational works – Self-Reliance – Civil Disobedience 4/27/2015

13 How did Transcendentalism religious/philosophically develop? Puritanism Transcendentalism owed its pervasive morality and the "doctrine of divine light." 4/27/2015

14 From Puritanism to Quakerism: Quakerism It is also similar to the Quakerism for the idea of "inner light." 4/27/2015

15 From Quakerism to Transcendentalism: Unitarianism In Unitarianism, deity was reduced to a kind of immanent principle in every person It is where an individual was the true source of moral light. 4/27/2015

16 From Unitarianism to Romanticism: Romanticism Transcendentalism owed the concept of nature as a living mystery. 4/27/2015

17 From Romanticism to Transcendentalism: 4/27/2015 Transcendentalism: This Over soul or Life Force was thought to be a form of God It can be found everywhere - travel to holy places is, therefore, not necessary. Transcendentalis There are a lot of divine abstract ideas that relate to nature

18 What about art during this time period: Art during this time period often cam in the form of two dimensional art Art during this time period often cam in the form of two dimensional art Painting Drawing and etcetera Hudson River school of Art became very popular for it artists that drew and painted legendary forms of art: Hudson River school of Art became very popular for it artists that drew and painted legendary forms of art: The art work depicted, the central idea that nature is divine The art work depicted, the central idea that nature is divine The art work also portrayed how nature is more dominant than man in any way The art work also portrayed how nature is more dominant than man in any way 4/27/2015

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