discussion questions

2. Evaluate the importance of 19th century religious revival on social reform. How did religion influence abolition, women’s rights, and/or the temperance movement? How are these reforms related to each other and how did they influence the changing culture of the United States?

Make sure to provide cited information to support your position. All work must be in APA format.

2. Review the major arguments used by proslavery advocates. Take into consideration political, social, economic, and religious positions. How would you argue against these proslavery positions? Are there any arguments posed by proslavery advocates that you found difficult to address? When responding to classmates, provide additional information and sources to help support their arguments and provide assistance in addressing the difficult arguments.

Make sure to provide cited information to support your work. All work must be in APA format.

OpenStax College, U.S. History. OpenStax College. 23 December 2014. (Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11740/latest/)

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Watch Video Women in the 19th Century: Crash Course US History #16

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Watch Video Education in America: 19th Century

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Supplementary Materials:

Ebook: “History in the Making: A History of the People of the United States of America to 1877,” read the following:

  • Chapter 13: Antebellum Revival and Reform