The Great Awakening was most successful in uniting the colonial America people in the understanding of the Christian faith and life. Despite it achievements, the Great Awakening ended up weakening the significance of clergy as believers started depending on their conclusions. The movement also resulted in the development of different cults and denominations and promoted religious tolerance. This movement resulted to the challenging of the traditional authority of the clergy which eventually led to the challenging of the authority of the King (Edwards, et. All,
Patrick Henry, former governor of Virginia, bravely spoke on the 23rd of March, 1775, at St. John’s Church, introducing his strategies to end the American Revolution in victory. The speech was so inspiring that it ignited a massive flame of patriotism. Americans began to greatly support his political ideology. Due to his stirring choice of words, the phrase “Give me liberty, or give me death!” impacted the listeners, making his remarkable words yet known to this date. Henry’s use of ethical appeal, logical and emotional appeals, as well as rhetorical devices, touched the audience.
Religion impacted these colonies more than colonies from the Chesapeake and Mid-Atlantic regions. Religious Freedom was the key role in the colonies. People were allowed to choose their own religion without the fear of being persecuted or tormented because they chose a different religion than that of the Church. The New England colonies were heavily impacted by religion during their development. Church officers had ran the Churches and the state, meaning that if you were a member of the Church you had power without a doubt.
Religion influenced the government of the Puritans. They believed that they each had their own boundaries or power given by the Lord (Doc H). Puritans wanted the church and government to intertwine and aid one another, creating a stronger bond. In addition, the Puritan’s emphasis on religious conformity and the attainment of land for their model society led them to engage in wars with neighboring Indian tribes. For instance, William Bradford fought with Pequot tribe in the Pequot War, believing that God is the source of their victory and therefore praise him (Doc D).
Martin Luther was a leader in bringing to humankind some of the world’s first religious freedoms. Just as our forefathers did for all American Citizens when signing the Declaration of Independence but just as it was for our forefathers under British ruling so it was for Martin Luther when he was excluded in 1521.Luther was worried because he believed that everyone regardless of their good deeds could reach heaven through their faith. His translation of the bible into the popular language had a great impact on the church. Martin Luther was a pioneer of his time because of his brave actions the “Society of Jesus” was born in 1534 and was founded by Ignatius of Loyola and he begins a conquest to counter reform parts of Poland, Hungry and Germany
The Puritan Dilemma In the earlier American years, there was the existences of a great deal of politically and religious turmoil in England. There was the desire of escaping and going to places where they are free to congregate by their philosophies in which they have faith. John Winthrop saw America as a country in which they could not have any interference from the government. Winthrop sees America as a paradise and a place for religious freedom. Winthrop believes that the church in England is corrupt and requires purification to become more pleasant to God.
Religion played an immense part in the colonies, socially, economically and politically. In the colonies there was a lot of event the took place relating to religion and how things where being enforced within that colonies. Religion influence the trades, communication, and social hierarchy, mainly one religion would be in control of a place for instance, The Dutch was in control of the Netherlands and was ruling it under Christianity. Socially religion played a tremendous part because In new Netherland there was lots of people emigrating and tried to fit into what was already assembled. Even through the diverse population in the New Netherlands, The Dutch prided themselves being uniquely tolerant in religion.
What I noticed most about the founding of the American Colonies was the way religion played a vital role both in their establishment and in the early stages of their development. Although MindTap for U.S. History 1st Edition, 1.2 and 2.5 both explain that the primary reason European countries began to explore and colonize was their desire to expand trade and grow their economies, we can still see religion playing an important if occasionally subtle role. In the document, Instructions for the Virginia colony written in 1606, the author states that essential to the colonies success is their ability to be one with each other and with God. As we move further through history we come to the, History of Plymouth Plantation written in 1650 by William
To understand the success of the early colonies, it is useful to recognize shared occurrences of both individual and community proceedings of early Europe. Additionally, acknowledging individual 's freedom of belief during this period, or lack thereof, can provide a solution as to how religion played a major role. Religion constituted as an impetus for colonization, formation of the government, both future, and present, and as the main reason for many conflicts to arise. In contrast, the establishment of both singularly dominated religious colonies and those that sided with more liberal views were initiated by religion. Beforehand Europe was dominated by a strict Catholic and Protestant domain.
This was a radical idea in the middle ages, the Age of Faith. Although Frederick allowed religions to be practiced in his empire, he began to dismantle the power the Church had in the Holy Roman Empire. Frederick II was determined to have a more secular government, even if it meant going against the pope. He was able to attain his goal