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Exam 2 Matching

This is a practice for the matching section of the exam.

Abolitionism The belief that slavery should be abolished and that all humans, regardless of race, deserved full equality.
The War of 1812 A conflict fought between the newly-formed United States and the British. This war saw Washington D.C. burned by the British and was the U.S.'s chance to show the world that it could stand up to a major world power on its own.
Anti-slavery The belief that slavery should be banned but Africans and their descendants should have equality before the LAW only and not fully equality.
Common Sense A pamphlet written by Thomas Paine that encouraged the colonists to support independence from Great Britain.
Romanticism A genre of literature that romanticized aspects of nature and the American frontier and condemned civilization for its wasteful disregard for the natural world. The first truly American genre.
Dark Romanticism A branch of romanticism that focused on the darker part of human nature and the inherent potential for evil that exists in all humans.
Gothicism The darkest form of romanticism that heavily features the grotesque, the fearsome, and the horrifying. It focuses on the very darkest part of human nature. Edgar Allan Poe is the most famous American writer of this genre.
The Federalist A series of papers published after the American Revolutionary War encouraging the people of New York to support the creation of a Constitution.
Transcendentalism A philosophical and literary movement that focused on the power of the individual and the importance of self-reliance. Writers of this movement said that a person could become closer to God by knowing oneself and becoming closer with nature.
The American Revolutionary War A war fought between the American Colonists and the British over American independence from British rule.
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