Ralph Waldo Emerson: The Transcendentalism Movement

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What is transcendentalism?
Transcendentalism is a philosophy that people are in tune with themselves and have an understanding of the world around them. They believe they are the rulers of themselves, and should not look to Europeans for ideas of how to live. It is not based on logic, but comes from their own imaginings.

Who are transcendentalists?
Transcendentalists are people who supported the movement. It isn’t their religion, but just their way of thinking. A well-known transcendentalist was Ralph Waldo Emerson. He ran a club of transcendentalists known as The Transcendental Club.

When did transcendentalism occur?
Transcendentalism occurred in the mid 1800s. It was an idea that took fire in America, around the New England area. It
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