“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 19 th 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)