American Literary Movements Timeline

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    Enlightenment

    During the Enlightenment, humanity began looking at things differently. Thinkers rejected the old ways just like they did during the Renaissance and wanted to form their own way of thinking
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    The Age of Faith

    They call this the Age of Faith, because during this time, many Relgious views were devoloped.
    1676- Bacons Rebellion takes place
    1686- Govenor sends a series of orders to bring the colonies together as one
    1682-1725; Edward Taylor writes Preparatory Meditations
    1689- The French and Indian War take place
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    1675- King Phillips Wartook, to fight for Plymouth
  • Edward Taylor

    1682- Edward Taylor writes Preparatory Mediations
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    The Age of Reason

    The Age of Reason is the age where everyone gained responsibilty, and gained independence.
    1775- Battles of Lexington and Concord
    1787-Shays Rebellian
    1789- George Washington was elected president
  • Adoption of the Declaration of Independence

    1776 The Second Consitutional Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence
  • Common Sense

    Thomas Paine writes "Common Sense"
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    Romanticism

    Romanticism started a whole new genre in poetry and writing. It brought out a fantasty side, and more emotional side in writing
  • US military academy

    July 4th, The United States Military Academy opens at West Point; Whos cadets were Ulysses Grant, Robert E. Lee, and Edgar Allan Poe
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    Transcendentalists

    The central beliefs of transcendentalism were between nature and God, how each person saw God and how humans could be perfect
  • Walt Whitman

    In 1854, Walt Whitman wrote the poem "A Boston Ballad"
  • Fredrick Douglas

    In 1855, Fredrick Douglas writes "My Bondage and My Freedom"
  • Mark Twain

    Mark Twain was the author of "Life on the Mississippi"
  • Amendements

    In 1913, The 16th amendement is ratified
  • Romanticism: Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Nathaniel Hawthorne is the author of "The Scarlet Letter"
  • Edgar Allan Poe

    Edgar Allan Poe is the author of the famous poem "The Raven"
  • Ralph Emerson

    In 1850, Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote "Representative Men"
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    1849 Henry David Thoreau writes "Resistence to Civil Government"