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GENESEE ACADEMY SOCIAL SCIENCE

LESSON 12
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REFORM  MOVEMENTS

The Second Great Awakening stressed Millennialism. The attempt of some Americans to create the Millennial Kingdom in American caused them to begin reform efforts. Jacksonian Democracy allowed the common people to get involved in a wide range of reform movements. Make a chart listing the reform movements, the leaders, and the action that was accomplished.

What is the difference between prohibition and temperance? What are the uses of a lyceum and an atheneum? How does transcendentalism fit into this unit? Discuss the use of the "gag rule".

What is the fundamental difference between the view of William Lloyd Garrison and the view of Frederick Douglass? Discuss the importance of women in the reform movements. Be specific.

TERMS TO CONSIDER

camp meetings

normal school

abolition

manumission

Seneca Falls

Brook Farm

Nashoba

New Harmony

Oberlin College

Nat Turner

READING TO CONSIDER
SOAPS
Explain the idea of "All Men Are Created Equal" according to Douglass

 
 
AP EXAM QUESTIONS
2001 PART B
Question 3
The Jacksonian Period (1824-1848) has been celebrated as the era of the "common man." To what extent did the period live up to its characterization?  Consider TWO of the following in your response.
Economic development
Politics
Reform movements
2002 FORM A, PART A
Question 1
"Reform movements in the United States sought to expand the democratic ideals."  Assess the validity of this statement with specific reference to the years 1825-1850.
(Use the documents at http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/history_us/samp.html?ushist and your knowledge of the period 1825 to 1850 to answer the question.)
2004 FORM B, PART B
Question 3
To what extent and in what ways did the roles of women change in American society between 1790 and 1860?  Respond with reference to TWO of the following areas:
Domestic
Economic
Political
Social
2006 FORM A, PART A
Question 1
Discuss the changing ideals of American womanhood between the American Revolution (1770's) and the outbreak of the Civil War.  What factors fostered the emergence of "republican motherhood" and the "cult of domesticity?"  Assess the extent to which these ideals influenced the lives of women during this period.  In you answer be sure to consider issues of race and class.
(Use the documents at http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/history_us/samp.html?ushist and your knowledge of the period 1775 to 1860 to answer the question.)
2007 FORM A, PART B
Question 3
In what ways did the Second Great Awakening in the North influence TWO of the following?
Abolitionism
Temperence
The cult of domesticity
Utopian communities

 
 
 
 
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,..." Declaration of Independence, 1776