Essay Topic 1
Why did Americans want to go to Paris? Who was among the first Americans to travel to Paris in the 1830s? What was the main purpose for most of these people in the 1830s? What was the political atmosphere like in America during this time? How much influence did this have on the motives of those traveling to Paris? What was the trip to Paris like? What were some of the discomforts of this trip? What were some of the pleasures of this trip?
Essay Topic 2
What was the political atmosphere like in Paris in the 1830s? What did the traveling Americans know about Paris before they arrived there? How did the stories of Paris compare to the reality of Paris for many of these American travelers? What are some of the adjectives these American travelers used in describing Paris upon first sight? Why did some...
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