Paine understanding how the cause of patriotism would need” a dose This is a book review of Sacred Scripture, Sacred War, written by James P. Byrd. In his book Byrd of scripture, in order to help the patriots, during the times that try men’s souls,”1. Biblical patriotism being very unique perspective was based on the use of scriptures, to inspire and justify the revolution. Ministers would use these scriptures for the purpose of instruction, and inspiration, for colonial solders not well prepared and outnumbered by the English
Colonial Americans experienced different ideological developments after the French and Indian war that encouraged Colonials to seek independence ending with the Declaration of Independence. Intellectual, religious, political, social and economic developments were a range of factors that influenced the colonists’ decision to declare independence. Another significant influence on colonial ideology was the self-interest exemplified in the relations of American Indians with Colonials and slaves with slave masters. Two influential intellectual and religious developments were The Enlightenment and the Great Awakening. The Enlightenment and the Great Awakening, were intellectual and religious developments that, encouraged colonists to contest religious authority.
There were many causes that led to the American Revolution, some include economic situations, discontent with autocratic rule, and political changes in the British colonies. A major factor in the start of the revolution was the French and Indian War (1754 - 1763) changed the bond between the colonies and Britain, because of the colonists' identities. Thomas Paine (an American colonist born in Britain) published a Political Pamphlet in 1776, which supported the colonist into open rebellion. The excerpt, "Common Sense," Paine emphasized the case for the revolution in straightforward language, where it became clear and direct to understand the meaning of the excerpt. The excerpt itself influenced colonists to take actions for their tolerance from the British and gave them the strength they needed to become unified.
Realism’s Influence on Literature and American Music The age of Realism brought together intellectuals such as the father of modern short stories, Henrik Ibsen, and famous musicians such as Scott Joplin. This exact movement communicated an abandonment from the influences of both the intellectual and romantic movements that came before it in America. Some of the most recognized works of American music and literature were produced outside of the period of Realism. The changes in society and the social well-being of people underlie the primary purpose of the Romantic Movement. Romanticism originally was the reaction against the Enlightenment.
Accessed January 21, 2014. http://www.jstor.org/stable/779452 . Sanger, Kerran L. When the Spirit Says Sing! : The Role of Freedom Songs in the Civil Rights Movement. New York: Garland, 1995.
Religion is an essential and complex facet of the American psyche. It plays a key role in supporting the ideal of American exceptionalism and has done so from Independence to the present day. Religion also plays a role in national identification through the “Americanisation” of religion. The emergence of transcendentalism, cults, evangelical sects, and Christian Zionism have all been a result of both the “Americanisation” of faith and American exceptionalism. The importance of religion to America as a nation, means that religion is granted certain freedoms that make passing laws regulating it difficult.
The use of chaplains in the military illustrates how the government played a part in monitoring and maintaining religion in the army. The four chaplain’s story exemplifies how the government used religion to unite different religious beliefs. In addition, in an effort to combat Nazi and communist ideals, the government encouraged a focus on religion and the morals that come with it. The government also found it advantageous to use religion to create nationalism and pride in America. The government united the country with religion, using the “Judeo-Christian” beliefs as the basis for the country.
Though America became independent in 1776 it was still controlled by the British politically. Colleges, schools and churches had to follow the strict laws regulated by the British government and Americans were asked to pay tax to the government. It was during this time when scholars started to revolt against the British government and people started reasoning. One such man who influenced Romantic Period would be Ralph Waldo Emerson. He influenced scholars and people in America with his literary work and was named Transcendentalism.
The origins, aims and course of the American Revolution were influenced by a number of factors. The causes of the American Revolution have been put down to economic, social and political factors, which have then continued to influence the course and finally the outcome of America's conflict with Britain. Economic factors concerning trade and slavery have been put down to being part of the cause of the American Revolution. Yet historians have often debated the influence that Protestantism had on the revolution. The majority of the population of the colonies were Puritan but there were various diverse angles of religion.