During the 1st ½ century, the nation had matured into a full-fledged “republican” society. After independence, Americans tried tobecome “republicans” not just in their constitutional and legal systems but also in their political outlook, social behavior, andcultural values.A.By 1820 they had made considerable progress towards these goals, for their state and society now reflected many of the
Many white Americans, especially in the northern states, were democratic-republicans. Seeking to implement their ideals, theytried to instill greater equality into political and family life.A.Some of these initiatives succeeded, but just as often they failed because of the strength of entrenched cultural values and
In the South many whites shared these democratic aspirations, but because their society was even more sharply divided along thelines of class and race, they found such ideals more difficult to attain.A.Consequently, Southern leaders gradually devised an aristocratic-republican ideology that better represented the dominant
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It dose a little, but it realy dosen't explain the differances in the two political parties?
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3 variants of republican society developed in the US in the early 19th century: democratic republicanism in the North, aristocraticrepublicanism in the South, and an evangelical Protestant vision of republicanism that was embraced by many people in bothregions.
In the North the ideal of a democratic republican society based on liberty and equality encouraged the emergence of a white malecitizenry that demanded voting rights, pursued social mobility, and looked w/suspicion on aristocratic pretensions.A.Political and religious leaders promoted a different path for women, developing the notion of a separate sphere consisting
In the South, planters extended the slave regime into the Old Southwest. This expansion led to a sectional confrontation overslavery that the Missouri Compromise temporarily resolved by allowing some free and some slave states to be formed from theLouisiana Purchase.A.Enslaved blacks adopted English and some white religious practices but, along with free blacks in northern cities, forged a
The southern planter elite solidified its control of the southern social order, constructing an elaborate intellectual defense ofslavery and depicting itself as a natural aristocracy. Using the ideology of white supremacy, it retained the loyalty of white tenantsand yeomen.A.The hierarchical character of southern society encouraged the formation of an aristocratic republican system of values.
A.Religious revivalism also enhanced the status of women, whose moral activism broadened the dimensions of their sphere toencompass teaching in public schools and managing charitable organizations and religious societies. Religious institutionsthus gave women a new and growing presence in public life and added a new dimension to the American republicanexperiment.
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