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In the face of a world dominated by sprawling cities and massive machinery, the Romantics looked back to an idealized past where individuals mattered and those who lived simple lives were often wiser than those who were over-educated. For them, action and rebellion was often far more positive than following orders, even if the consequences of action were negative.
As leaders drifted out of touch with their people, revolutions started, the world changed, and factories and money became the new measure of power. People wanted individualism instead of being part of a “machine” – political or practical.
Read, The Romantics, (Links to an external site.)an article written by Dr. Stephanie Forward for the British Library. Write a summary of the article that includes the following key ideas and influences of Romanticism: Revolution; Imagination; The Marginalized and Oppressed; Children, Nature and the Sublime; Second Generation Romantics; Female Poets; The Gothic; The Byronic Hero; and The Contraries.
To complete the assignment, answer the following:
- Watch “The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents: The Mantle of Power 1965 – 2013” (Links to an external site.) in its entirety. (Alexander Street). You may need to authenticate first by clicking the Electronic Library Resources link on the left-side navigation menu of this course.
- In a 250 word main post answer the following questions:
- What challenges did US Presidents face in their application of power in the period described?
- Which US President do you think most strengthened the office? Why?
- Which US President do you think weakened the office? Why?