Mccandless And Transcendentalism In Emerson's Epic Journey

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-Non conformist= McCandless rejects society as a whole and is a non-conformist. These are also transcendental principles.
-Beyond everyday human experience
-Live simply and with purpose
-Life is about love and happiness
-Chose how you want to live your life
-Simplicity= He disposed of all of his possessions because he simply thought they were unimportant in life.
-his travels lead him on a path of self-discovery, to examine and appreciate the world around him and to reflect on and heal from his troubled childhood and parents' sordid and abusive relationship
- Throughout his epic journey the people he meets both influence and are influenced by the person he is and bring him to the eventual and tragic realization that "Happiness is only real when shared
-People need to be who they truly are and do what is best for themselves rather than what is expected by others.
-"I will miss you too, but you are wrong if you think that the joy of life comes principally from the joy of human relationships. God's place is all around us, it is in everything and in anything we can experience. People just need to change the way they look at things" This can be related to Emerson's idea of the oversoul in which god, nature, and man are all connected. The answers to your questions are in you. Everything in life has a purpose a proposal by Virginia delegates for a bicameral legislative branch. The plan was drafted by James Madison while he waited for a quorum to assemble at the Constitutional Convention of 1787. drafted by James Madison while he waited for a quorum to assemble at the Constitutional Convention of 1787. The Virginia Plan was notable for its role in setting the overall agenda for debate in the convention and, in particular, for setting forth the idea of population-weighted representation in the proposed national legislature.
New Jersey Plan created in response to the Virginia Plan, which called for two houses of Congress, both elected with apportionment according to population. The less populous states were adamantly opposed to giving most of the control of the national government to the more populous states, and so proposed an alternative plan that would have kept the one-vote-per-state representation under one legislative body from the Articles of Confederation.
Connecticut Compromise an agreement that large and small states reached during the Constitutional Convention of 1787 that in part defined the legislative structure and representation that each state would have under the United States Constitution. It retained the bicameral legislature as proposed by Roger Sherman, along with proportional representation in the lower house, but required the upper house to be weighted equally between the states. Each state would have two representatives in the upper house.
Three-Fifths Compromise reached between delegates from southern states and those from northern states during the 1787 United States Constitutional Convention. The debate was over if, and if so, how, slaves would be counted when determining a state's total population for constitutional purposes.
An official count of population; in the United States, the federal census occurs every ten years
supported a strong central government that was superior of state governments. The Federalist Party was founded by Alexander Hamilton. John Adams and George Washington supported him, but also opposed him on some key issues.
supported state's rights. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison were key supporters of anti-federalist and eventually formed the Republican Party (known later as the Democratic-Republican Party to distinguish from the modern Republican Party)
Federalist Papers a series of 85 articles and essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay promoting the ratification of the United States Constitution.
Alexander Hamilton
United States statesman and leader of the