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Transcendentalism In The 19th Century

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The rise of Transcendentalism in the 19th century is similar to the more extreme and vocal supports of popular modern movements in today’s modern world. Upon researching the topic, i found that Ralph Waldo Emerson, George Putnam, and Frederic Henry Hedge founded the Transcendental Club and began publishing journals and other papers on the topic. I related this to modern day individuals who make use of social media sites like Twitter and Facebook to post their thoughts and philosophies on the topic of political correctness and individuality. Transcendentalists believed that people were naturally good and were corrupted by political and religious institutions. While the previous explanation is a gross and incomplete simplification of transcendentalist
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