The Cry Heard Halleujah: The American Revolution's Religious Legacy

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The Cry Heard ‘Round The World Was A “Hallelujah”: The American Revolution’s Religious Legacy “When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the” religious “bonds which connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s” unaffiliated “God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.” The first words of the Declaration of Independence, edited for content, is the foundation of our great nation. It only makes sense that our nation started with a change in a thought process. The beginnings of every revolution is a shift in ideals, and the American Revolution is no exception. As any conservative Christian Republican will tell you, the United States was started on Christian ideals. The…show more content…
Although the colonies consisted of diverse groups of people, colonists were mostly Protestants, with the most religious colonies being in New England and down South . Part of the reason for this emphasis on religion in early Colonial life was because of the accessibility of the church. Very few activities in the community were outside the church grounds, and there was always something going on in the sanctuary, beyond the Sabbath and holy worship . Colonial churches were incredibly nuanced, which made having many different denominations of Protestantism fairly easy, pre-war. During and after the war, however, there are fewer denominations, even though colonists that identified as faithful remained similar, if not the same. The United States of America started out as a
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