Definition Essay: The Great Awakening In America

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The Great Awakening was a series of religious upheavals in America that reversed a long decline into religious indifference (pg. 115). Religion would once again become a key factor in the lives of the general public. The Great Awakening swept like a wave over America and affected its regions in different ways. There was a crisis going on in Boston regarding paper money and the land banks (pg. 117). The wealthy elite of Boston believed that the Awakening would cause the general public to look away from their earthly troubles and focus on their religious revivals. The Great Awakening, however, caused increase disdain for the possession of earthly treasures and disdain for the wealthy in their opposition to the land banks (pg. 117). A civil and

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