Times Are Changing: Evolution of American Society

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Times Are Changing: Evolution of American Society

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Times Are Changing: Evolution of American Society

Economic, Religious, Social Reform

Mercantilism → CapitalismAnglican Dominion → TolerancePrivileged Liberty → "Universal" Entitlement

Social Changes

Economic Changes

SYSTEM: MERCANTILISM– GOVERNMENT CONTROLS TRADE – COLONIES SUBSERVIENT TO MOTHER COUNTRY– BRITISH GOVT GAVE COMPANIES MONOPOLIES OVER TRADE.

PRE-WAR

SYSTEM: CAPITALISM (SELF-INTEREST)FREE TRADE -MORE AMERICAN MANUFACTURING-HIGH INFLATION, PAPER MONEY DEPRECIATED-LEVEL OF EXPORTS EXCEEDED PRE WAR LEVELS -MONEY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN SOCIAL POSITION

POST-WAR

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– ANGLICAN CHURCH WAS DOMINANT, BECAUSE IT WAS THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND – THE STATES SPONSORED ANGLICAN CHURCHES– PURITAN SETTLERS

PRE-WAR

Religious Changes

POST-WAR

– INCREASED RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE- ON THE ROAD TO RELIGIOUS FREEDOM– CREATION OF NEW RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES– RELIGIOUS PLURALISM (BAPTISTS, METHODISTS)– LESS EMPHASIS ON ECCLESIASTICAL AUTHORITY >> SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE– REPUBLICANISM CALLED FOR DELIVERANCE FROM SIN AND LUXURY– MANY SLAVES WERE CHRISTIANIZED

"THE REVOLUTION SHATTERED TRADITIONAL STRUCTURES OF AUTHORITY, AND COMMON PEOPLE INCREASINGLY DISCOVERED THAT THEY NO LONGER HAD TO ACCEPT THE OLD DISTINCTIONS THAT HAD SEPARATED THEM FROM THE UPPER RANKS OF THE GENTRY."

NATIVE AMERICANS

WOMEN

PRE-REVOLUTION:– SLAVERY WAS AN OLD INSTITUTION IN COLONIES– ESSENTIAL PART OF ECONOMY IN STATES BELOW MARYLAND– IDEAS OF LIBERTY INCLUDE SLAVES– SLAVES SEEN AS PROPERTYPOST REVOLUTION:– DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE:FREEDOM IS A UNIVERSAL ENTITLEMENT– SLAVES BEGIN TO QUESTION SLAVERY– BRITISH AND VOLUNTARY EMANCIPATION RESULTS IN LARGER FREE BLACK COMMUNITY

PRE REVOLUTION:– WOMEN WERE DEPENDENT ON HUSBANDS– NOT FULL MEMBERS OF SOCIETYPOST REVOLUTION:– SIMILAR SITUATION TO PRE REVOLUTION– LITTLE LEGAL CHANGE IN WOMEN'S AFFAIRS– NOW: RIGHT TO DIVORCE, MAKE CONTRACTS, DO BUSINESS IN ABSENCE OF HUSBANDS)– BUT PEOPLE BEGAN TO QUESTION TRADITIONAL GENDER ROLES AND MARRIAGE– CREATION OF THE ROLE OF THE REPUBLICAN MOTHER - LEADS TO MORE FEMALE EDUCATION

PRE REVOLUTION:– BRITISH TRY TO MAINTAIN PEACEBETWEEN COLONISTS ANDINDIANS- PROCLAMATION OF 1763– SPLIT BETWEEN BRITISH AND AMERICAN SIDES– UNEQUAL SOCIETY >> BRITISH CAN TREAT THE NATIVE AMERICANS LIKE THEYTREAT AMERICANSPOST REVOLUTION:– AMERICAN VICTORY IN WARDETRIMENTAL TO NATIVE AMERICANS– "EQUAL" SOCIETY >> NATIVE AMERICANS BECAME A CONQUERED FOREIGN NATION

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