King Leahy


To begin this paper, dear King Leahy, let us mention that we’ve noticed many things while on our journey. These people are extremely different from us, and in many ways! They act different than us, and have many Social Developments. There are people called Reformers here. They have different social classes, and many, many people! They also have something called Methodism.


Reformers here want to change all the problems with society. They’d like Kids to stop working in factories, woman too. They want to change the people of society. We heard one man saying he wanted to “change all the evil ways of society”.


Also, we noticed the increasing population. This is nothing short of dramatic. England and Germany showed a growth rate of something more that one percent annually…at this rate the population would double in about seventy years! In The Untied States the increase was more than about three percent, which will be disastrous except for the fact that as people come here there is practically an empty continent (or there was) and fabulous natural resources.


Methodism is the name given to a group of protestant churches that arose first in England by John and Charles Wesley and George Whitefield. The origins of Methodism are inseparable from the careers of the Wesley brothers. First influenced the Moravians, they organized small "societies" within the church of England for religious sharing, bible study, prayer, preaching and more. The Wesley’s and there associate Whitefield travel widely, preaching to large and enthusiastic crowds of working people. To preserve personal fellowship, "bands" and "class meetings" were formed. It’s quite interesting.


These people also have different themes. Their themes in the arts include things called Impressionism, Realism, and Romanticism.


Impressionism was first developed in the arts and later on in music. Impressionist painting comprises the work by a group of artists who shared a set of related approaches and techniques. The most intriguing characteristic of Impressionism was the attempt to accurately and objectively record visual reality in art with the effects of light and color. Main Impressionist painters are people by the names of Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissaro, Alfred Sisley, Armand Guillaumin, and Frederic Bazille, who all work together and influence influenced each other as well as exhibit together independently.


Realism is due to the effects of many social and economic problems. Realism portrays subjects in a more straightforward manner. Some realist artists are Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Courbet, Daumier, Gustave Courbet and Francois Millet. Science plays a major role in realism. It effects people\'s thoughts and how they view the world. Take note that we had Courbet paint the picture of you on the cover of this report! Beautiful isn’t it?


Romanticism characterized many works of literature, painting, music, architecture, criticism, and historiography. Romanticism is seen as a rejection of the precepts of order, calm, harmony, balance, idealization, and rationality that typified Classicism. Romanticism emphasizes the individual, the subjective, the irrational, the imaginative, the personal, the spontaneous, the emotional, the visionary, and the transcendental. In other words, this form of art is completely different than the others. It was more ‘loving’ and ‘peaceful’.


As for technology, they are very much advanced. The majority of English people here wear woolen garments, but some people don’t enjoy the scratchy, often soggy and fungus-filled woolens so they are replaced by cotton. Cotton is easily available because of the invention of the cotton gin by a man named Eli Whitney, an American.


Improvements in weaving made by Samuel Crompton was helped with a new source of power called the steam engine, which was developed in England by men by the names of Thomas Newcomen, James Watt, Richard Trevithick, and by Oliver Evans. More than 100,000 power looms with 9,330,000 spindles were put into service in England and Scotland is what one townsmen had told us.


In Britain, roads made of long lasting surfaces and canals connect everyone. A man named George Stephenson, developed a steam-powered locomotive, so people began to build ‘railroads’ made of iron and such for the locomotives to travel on. Railroads and steam powered ships we hear, improve transportation greatly! King Leahy, we recommend that you also look into something called “a telegraph” made by this man, Samuel F.B. Morse, which really helps communications around the