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									              ESSAY RUBRIC: SECOND GREAT AWAKENING, 1820-1840

Compare the responses toward the Market Revolution and the spread of the right to vote by
churches and individuals of the American religious movement known as the “Second Great
Awakening.” Discuss in terms of (1) millennialism plus two other concepts listed below
(THREE total):

          (2) Charles Finney                (3) Calvinism and the “Democratic sects”
          (3) Mormonism                     (4) Communalism

9-10 (5) Essay
 Contains a clear, well-developed thesis that relates religion to the market revolution
 Accurately discusses three aspects of the Second Great Awakening
 Develops the thesis with considerable relevant supporting historical information from BOTH
    lecture and text
 Treatment of the list may be somewhat uneven
 Provides effective analysis of interplay religion and economic change
 May contain minor errors
 Is well-organized and written

7-8 (4) Essay
 Contains a partially developed thesis that relates religion to the market revolution
 Discusses three of the aspects of the Second Great Awakening
 Supports thesis with some relevant facts from both text and lecture
 Has some analysis of the interplay between religion and economic change
 May contain errors that do not seriously detract from the quality of the essay
 Has acceptable organization and writing

5-6 (3) Essay
 Contains confused or unfocused thesis, or simply restates the question
 Discusses three of the aspects of the Second Great Awakening
 Provides few relevant facts, or lists facts with little or no application to the question
 May have broad generalizations or significant imbalance of treatment, focusing lopsidedly on
    one aspect or another
 Has little or no analysis between religion and economic change
 May contain major errors
 May be poorly written and/or organized

3-4 (2) Essay
 Lacks a thesis or simply restates the question
 Discusses two of the aspects of the Second Great Awakening
 Has no analysis between religion and economic change
 Contains substantial errors

1-2 (1) Essay
 Essay too short and lacks development of question
 States one or two things but provides no examples
 no analysis

0 Essay
 Name on paper but otherwise nothing substantial written

								
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