The Emergence of an American Culture: Romanticism and Transcendentalism in America Romanticism in America



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The Emergence of an American Culture: Romanticism and Transcendentalism in America

Romanticism in America

  1. How did the age of American Romanticism in the 1800s differ from the ideas of the Age of Enlightenment during the 1700s?



  1. Describe some of the characteristics of literary works during this era.



  1. How did advancements in technology affect the nature of American Romanticism?

Transcendentalism in America

  1. What were the fundamental ideas behind the Transcendentalist movement in America?



  1. What is “self reliance” and what was its importance to Transcendentalists?



  1. How was Transcendentalism related to the Romanticism?

Emerson and Thoreau – Leaders of Transcendentalism

  1. What role did Ralph Waldo Emerson play in the Transcendentalist movement?



  1. What were the main ideas that Emerson focused on in his writings?



  1. What were the major works of Henry David Thoreau and what did ideas did they promote?



  1. What lasting historical impact did the writing of Thoreau have?

The American Renaissance

  1. During what period of American history did the American Renaissance flourish?



  1. What were the major characteristics of this period? What idea that we have discussed does this relate to?

The Hudson River School Artists

  1. What type of artwork is most associated with the Hudson River School?



  1. Who were the leaders of the Hudson River School movement?



  1. What were the characteristics of Hudson River School artwork?



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