7.3 Reforming the Young Republic
Which religion rose in prominence during the first half of the nineteenth century as founder Joseph Smith preached spir... [Show More] itual lessons he claimed to have learned from an angel?
Imagine that it is 1848, and you are an anti-alcohol crusader. You engage a man in conversation as he is on his way into a saloon. Use the dropdown menus to complete the conversation.
YOU: Think about others when you partake in the evils of alcohol! Your loose morals aren’t just hurting yourself; the biggest victim is your.
SALOON PATRON: Back off, lady! I’ve had a long day, and if I want to get a little bright in the eye, who are you to stop me? You Washingtonians are always putting your noses where they don’t belong, and I will not be brought under the influence of the movement.
YOU: I am not warning you purely to cast judgment on you. My group can.
Imagine that it is 1820, and you are the member of the Shaker religious movement. You are talking with a nonbeliever. Use the dropdown menus to complete the conversation.
YOU: Come! Confess your sins! Attend the with the United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Coming! Secure your salvation while there’s still time!
NONBELIEVER: I’m not sure that kind of thing is for me. I’ve heard that everyone in your group. Is there any truth to that?
YOU: Indeed, sir! We believe that following this path keeps the body and soul pure and aids us on our godly path. But we also believe that any man or woman of any race can attain salvation. We oppose slavery and war and actively provide support for.
NONBELIEVER: Well, I agree with some of your values, but I’m still skeptical. Give me the information, and I’ll at least consider attending.
What change in family life during this era created a sense of disunion that fed the popularity of reform and revival movements?
Home foreclosures rose to such a high level that nearly half of all American families became homeless.
Huge increases in alcohol consumption led more men to become absentee fathers.
People began to move away from their parents at an earlier age.
Imagine that it is 1855, and you are a member of the Oneida Association. You are talking with a nonbeliever. Use the dropdown menus to complete the conversation.
NONBELIEVER: Excuse me, sir. I’m told you’re a member of that Oneida group from New York. I’ve heard quite a bit about your community.
YOU: Yes, ma’am. I don’t know what you’ve heard, but it’s a wonderful place. Like our founder, John Humphrey Noyes, we believe that people can.
NONBELIEVER: I have heard that, but I was also told that the group rejects marriage. Is that true?
YOU: It is indeed. Members of our community are all part of. This practice seems to fascinate outsiders, but to us it’s completely normal. And it’s not something that entirely defines who we are. Much of our time is spent manufacturing silverware and working to make our community a better place.
Which of these statements best represents how some workers responded to the demands of increased production with no wage increases? [Show Less]