Colonial Americ The Effects Of The Great Awakening

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The Great Awakening was a religious revival that swept through all the American colonies in the late 1730’s-1740’s. It made people want to worship God. It started with the Glorious Revolution in 1688. An overthrow of king James II of England by English Parliaments. He had converted to catholicism, which was no longer wanted in England. No one wanted a Catholic King.
The Glorious Revolution stopped religious and political groups from fighting and also made The Church Of England. All the other religions was cut off so The Church of England could be in power. It made the society more stable because everyone believed in the same religion rather than people having different beliefs, and how they see things.Instead of it bringing people closer …show more content…

Decades before the war, revivalism taught people that they can be brave or bod when it comes to their religious authority (or power), and when the church did not meet the expectation of the people, the people could break off and make their own church. That spread throughout colonial life. Other people also started to believe that the government or church didn't have as much power as the colonists did.”
“By 1775, even though the colonists did not all share the same religious beliefs, they did share the same vision of freedom from the British control. The Great Awakening brought about a climate which made the American Revolution possible.”
The Second Great Awakening was a religious movement during the 19th century in the United States. It started about 1790 and lasted until about 1840. It started because people was reacting to science and rationalism.
The Second Great Awakening portrayed God as benevolent rather than angry or trying to harm someone. The movement spread through camp meetings. During these camp meetings, you would see people being convulsed and speaking in tongue. Many people attended these meetings. The number of Christians grew, and the number of Baptists and

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