Biggest idea that came from the Utopian Movement
The Brook Farm Community
Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe was an agent of change because of his stories, people think he was a great leader because he wrote such good things.
"When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting for public officers, let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers, "just men who will rule in the fear of God." The preservation of [our] government depends on the faithful discharge of this Duty; if the citizens neglect their Duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be made, not for the public good so much as for selfish or local purposes; corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the Laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men; and the rights of the citizen will be violated or disregarded. If [our] government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the Divine Commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the Laws." -History of United States by Noah Webster
Noah Webster was an agent of change because he was known to be the "Father of American Scholarship and Education".
"If thou feelest it to be for thy soul's peace, and that thy earthly punishment will thereby be made more effectual to salvation, I charge thee to speak out the name of thy fellow-sinner and fellow-sufferer!" - The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nathaniel Hawthorne was an agent of change because he wrote The Scarlet letter which made an impact on people- in history