Literary Movements Shaping America

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    The Age of Enlightenment was a celebration of ideas of what the human mind to actually achieve. Hallmarked by the scientific method.
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    The Age of Faith

    Was used to bring out anything spiritual. Showing people as they were while keeping faith for what was to be believed by that person.
  • Captain John Smith explorer and founder of Jamestown

    Gets the colonies started up for the long run.
  • Jonathan Edwards

    A Faithful Narrative of the Suprising Work of God.
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    The Age of Reason

    Started the ending of being burned at the stake. And started the beginning of freedom to pursure what you believe in.
  • Thomas Jefferson

    The Decleration of Independence
  • British Army Surrenders at Yorktown

    Giving the Americans the edge they need to turn around th revolutionary war.
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    Focused more on individuality. Digging in the thoughts and imaginaion one could have.
  • Washington Irving

    The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
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    The Transcendentalists

    It was philosophical and very spiritual. Beginning to undrstand both truth and knowledge.
  • Frederick Douglas

    The Church and Prejudice
  • Edgar Allen Poe

    The Raven
  • California Gold Rush

    Gold is discoverd in California causing mahem.
  • California Admission to the US

    Expands the United states even more as we slowly become a powerful nation.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Wrote a lecture called "Memory" which would turn ot to be ironic for his own memory was at fault.
  • Pony Express Begins

    Begins a faster way of mail to travel.Speeding up our nations building process.
  • Walt Whitman

    O Captain! My Captain!
  • Abraham Lincoln Assasinated

    Puts our nation in a troubling time as a President we all grew to love was killed in a theater.
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    Is basically what it sounds like. Paying attention to detail and showing the reality of everything as it is.
  • Mark Twain

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Jack London

    "Burning Daylight" a tale of the Klondik Gold Rush
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    Naturalism (Sub-genre of Realism)

    Very much like realism sought to highlight the details missed by realism by digging in more. Bringing out the little things that had been left out.
  • Atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Atomic bombs were dropped due to the Japenese leader not willing to surrender and the Americans tired of losing pointless lives. But with this came topic of nuclear war...