Ch 14: Defining American Culture

About This Chapter

This chapter supplies information about the defining of American culture. Lessons take a look at contributions made by women, various religions, and reform movements.

Defining American Culture - Chapter Summary

Examine the lessons in this chapter for information on the elements that have gone into defining American culture. Lesson subject matter includes the leaders and timeline of the abolitionist movement in America, and diverse cultures and their contributions to American society. Other lesson topics include:

  • Contributions women have made to American life
  • The history and importance of freedom of religion
  • 19th-century reform movements

The chapter is made up of short text and video lessons. A quiz is included with each lesson for self-assessment. Progress through these studies can be tracked on the dashboard.

5 Lessons in Chapter 14: Defining American Culture
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Contributions of Diverse Cultures on American Identity

1. Contributions of Diverse Cultures on American Identity

Diverse cultures have had a strong effect on American identity. From common denominators like food and celebrations to economic and linguistic contributions, these cultures have contributed greatly to what it means to be an American.

Contributions of Women to American Society

2. Contributions of Women to American Society

From tirelessly campaigning for the right to vote, to serving important roles in many of our nation's conflicts, women have contributed much to our society. Their accomplishments have set records, changed the face of politics, and established a firm place for women in American society.

What is Freedom of Religion? - Definition, History & Importance

3. What is Freedom of Religion? - Definition, History & Importance

In this lesson, we will learn about the freedom of religion. We will take a closer look at the rationale behind the freedom, the specific clauses of the freedom of religion and what it means to society today.

Reform Movements of the 19th Century

4. Reform Movements of the 19th Century

Inspired by the Second Great Awakening and Transcendentalism, Americans started a number of social reform movements in the antebellum era, including the fight against alcohol and slavery, as well as the fight for public schools, humane prisons and asylums, and women's rights.

Abolitionist Movement in America: Leaders, Definition & Timeline

5. Abolitionist Movement in America: Leaders, Definition & Timeline

The abolitionist movement in America exposed sectional crises, moving both the North and South closer to Civil War. Develop an understanding of the Abolitionist movement in America. Test your knowledge with a short quiz.

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