How Did George Whitefield Want Freedom?

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1.“Driven from every other corner of the earth, freedom of thought and the right of private judgment in matters of conscience direct their course to this happy country as their last asylum” (Samuel Adams, 1776). a.The quote is talking about how America is basically the one free safe haven for anyone to come to. I believe that in this time period, it was most likely true, as many nations were ruled by dictatorships or monarchies. In addition, freedom was somewhat easier to attain because these colonies were a lot further from their English rulers. He is basically saying, “When they are driven out of their home countries, or want freedom, this is the place they all come to”. 2.“They are a mixture of English, Scotch, Irish, French, Dutch, …show more content…

Whitefield aimed for the emotions of people, making them feel personally responsible, thus driving up the amount of money in their collection plates so to speak. He was a talented speaker, and paved the road for preachers that started after him. He has an important historical significance. His main significance is for making certain preachers today employ tactics that he himself has done. 3.Andrew Hamilton a.Hamilton was a former indentured servant who acted as a lawyer to Peter Zenger in what was considered by many to be a landmark trial for free speech freedom of press. His main significance was supporting Zenger in the trial, and leading the jury to a not guilty verdict making a statement in the freedom of press. He helped maintain the first amendment, which we follow today. 4.Phillis Wheatley a.Phillis was a slave girl in the colonies, and then moved to England when she was of age. Despite having no training what so ever in reading or writing she still was able to write a book of poetry that was very renowned. Her ability to overcome the many obstacles she faced is what makes her so significant in the course of …show more content…

Art and music were not seen as an important part of culture, and merely a distraction from what was really important. Architecture, while a valuable skill was seen to only be useful if in practical instances. Many talented artists and musicians often returned to English. That is why, even though music and art play a role in American society today, it plays a much bigger role in European society. 2.Racial Fusion a.Racial fusion had a large historical significance. When people of different ethnicities have started to marry and have children, racial peace was easier to be attainable. People were able to develop a wider cultural identity. This was a new theory to the English. The historical significance is simply the fact that this racial fusion made our country the place that it is today. The wide ranges of people make for useful collaboration, respect for different cultures, and overall tolerance for people. 3.The poor population: a.The poor were a large issue in the colonies. It got to the point where it was necessary to provide public assistance to the poor colonists. This helped establish some sort of social ladder/structure. Poor population is still in existence today, and we still retain some public assistance programs for the poor. While no strongly structured programs used back then still exist today, we have created newer and even better ones. (I.E. Food

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