Question History: Creating a Republican Culture, 1790-1820
1. How important were the regional differences in the social aspects of republicanism, given the national scope of other Republican-inspired developments such as state mercantilism and religious revivalism?
2. Trace the relationship between America’s republican culture and the surge of evangelism called the Second Great Awakening. In what ways are the goals of the two movements similar? How are they different?
3.In what ways did women’s private and public lives change during the years between 1790 and 1820, and what were the motive forces behind those changes?
4.THEMATIC UNDERSTANDING: Review the events listed under “Work, Exchange, and Technology,” “Ideas, Beliefs, and Culture,” and “Identity” on the thematic timeline. How did the emerging economic and social order of early-nineteenth-century America represent an advance upon, or a retreat from, the republican ideology articulated during the decades of the independence struggle?