American Literary Movements Timeline

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    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 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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    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"