The Development of American Culture
THEMATIC FOCUS American and Regional Culture (ARC)
Creative expression, demographic change, philosophy, religious beliefs, scientific ideas, social mores, and technology shape national, regional, and group cultures in America, and these varying cultures often play a role in shaping government policy and developing economic systems.
Learning Objective I
Explain how and why a new national culture developed from 1800 to 1848.
A new national culture emerged that combined American elements, European influences, and regional cultural sensibilities.
Liberal social ideas from abroad and Romantic beliefs in human perfectibility influenced literature, art, philosophy, and architecture.