1. American System of Manufacturing 
    1851, Europeans had started to refer to manufacture by interchangable parts 
  2. Samuel Colt
    Invented the revolving pistol 
  3. Illinois Central Railroad 
    Had more track than any other railroad in 1855 
  4. New York Stock Exchange 
    The securities of all the leading railroads were traded on the floor in 1850, and railroads turned NY into the modern investment firm 
  5. Rococo 
    Families in middle and upper class prefered an ornate furniture style name Rococo 
  6. Row Houses 
    Typical narrow and long, row houses were practical responses to rising urban land values 
  7. Epidemics 
    Yellow fever and Cholera killed 1/5 of New Orlean's population in 1823-1833, cholera= 10% of St. Louis population in 1849 
  8. Phrenology 
    Imported from Europe, rested on the idea that human mind comprised 37 distinct faculties 
  9. Minstrel shows 
    Arose in northen cities in the 1840's when white men in blackface took to the stage to present an evening of songs, dances, and humorous sketches 
  10. P.T. Barnum
    Newspaper called Herald of Freedom, a career in popular entertainment 
  11. James Fenimore Cooper
    Was the first important figure in the literary upsurge 
  12. Ralph Waldo Emerson 
    Emerged in the late 1830's as the most influential spokesman for American literary nationalism, leading transcendetalism  
  13. Henry David Thoreau
    Wrote Civil Disobedience and Walden 
  14. Walt Whitman 
    Wrote Leaves of Grass 
  15. Nathaniel Hawthorne (fiction)
    Wrote the Scarlet Letter  and House of the Seven Gables and Marble Faun
  16. Edgar Allen Poe (poetry and fiction)
    Wrote The Murders in the Rue Morgue and The Cask of Amontillado 
  17. Herman Melville (fiction) 
    Wrote Mardi and Moby-Dick 
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