Ap Pertinent Questions Essay

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Pertinent Questions Part I

1 & 2. Education was “central to the Republican vision of America” because, Jefferson called benignly for a national “crusade against ignorance.” The Republicans believed in the creation of a nationwide system of public schools to create the educated electorate they believed a republic required. Some states endorsed public education for all in the early years of the republic, but none actually created a working system of free schools. The republicans argued that all male citizens should receive free education; with this in thought the *Republican ideology effected the education in the United States because, this left schooling to become very heterogeneous. Such as the responsibilities’ of private
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Books and articles attacking religious “superstition” attracted wide readerships and provoked discussion. Skepticism also produced the philosophies of “universalism” and “Unitarianism,” which emerged at first as dissenting views within the New England Congregational church. These ideas rejected the Calvinist belief in predestination, stating the salvation was available to all. They also rejected the idea of the Trinity. Jesus was the only great teacher, they claimed, not the son of God. *The cause of the second Great Awakening was rationalism, and the spread of it. In effort to stop the spread, conservative theologians of 1790 fought the spread of rationalism, and in efforts of church establishments to revitalize their organization.

8 & 9. The Methodists, the Baptists, and the Presbyterians were so successful on the frontier because Methodists which was founded by John Wesley, spread to America in the 1770’s and became a formal denomination in 1784 under the leadership of Francis Asbury. Authoritarian and hierarchical in structure, the Methodists Church sent itinerant preachers throughout the nation to win recruits; it soon became the fastest growing denomination in America. Almost as successful were the Baptists, who were relatively new to America; they found a fervent following in the South. The Presbyterians, Methodists and Baptists were mushrooming. * The “message” and the impact of the Second Great Awakening was that

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