“The Progress of invention is really a threat [to monarchy]. Whenever

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“The Progress of invention is really
a threat [to monarchy]. Whenever I
see a railroad, I look for a republic.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1866
Assess the validity of this statement:
The social, political, and economic trends of
the early to mid 19th century demonstrated a
growing sense of nationalism and democracy.
Categories to look for in documents
□ Patriotic Pride (Nationalism)
□ Evidence of Unification (Nationalism)
□ Mass political participation (Democracy)
□ People’s interests addressed politically (D)
□ Expanded sense of equality (Democracy)
□ Expanded opportunities for all (D)

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