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  • Technology
  • This train is going to help me move raw materials from Virginia to Massachusetts! 
  • Democracy
  • More power to the common man!
  • What about us?!
  • Exploration & New Discoveries
  • Look at all this new land to explore!
  • New technological advances like trains, steamboats, the telegraph, Morse code, sewing machines, factories and canals allowed for the movement of people and new materials all around the United States. All this improved technology helped bind the new and old states together to increase jobs and economic profit.
  • Connection to Literature
  • The new presidential election of Andrew Jackson allowed for the rise of the common man era. White males heavily benefited from this whereas women and other minority groups like African Americans and Native Americans gained little to no rights. Major political issues included slavery, the removal of Indians and women's rights. 
  • Visions, Thought, & Themes
  • The U.S gradually expanded their land and power westward through the Louisiana Purchase and the addition of Texas and California. New land then flourished the rush to explore and discover these territories, establishing states and diversity.
  • Language
  • You can't tell me how to speak.
  • The American renaissance was created by great American writers like Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edgar Allen Poe and Walt Whitman. These fiction writers explored the beauty and destruction of nature and allowed all Americans to access the continent through their imagination.
  • The beauty of the world is amazing! I think I'm going to write about it.
  • Many American authors began to rise with new visions and thoughts as exploration flourished. Literature was becoming more based on experiences and characters were defined as self-reliant. Authors used different styles of writing like Transcendentalism, Gothic Romanticism and Bright Romanticism to portray their thoughts on the new America.
  • Moving to the west gave me so many new experiences. Maybe I should write about them.
  • America not only advanced in technology but also through language. The old British was now being replaced by new dialects, grammar and syntax. The English language was influenced by other languages becoming less formal than the standard British. States also gained their own regional differences.
  • Can't is not a word! You must pronounce it can not!
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