The Second Great Awakening was similar to the First Great Awakening in that it was a religious revival of Protestant churches in the United States. However, unlike the First Great Awakening, the Second Great Awakening led to the development for many reform movements. Two movements that were greatly influenced by the Second Great Awakening were the temperance movement, a concern for the morality of the American people and their families, and the increase in utopian communities, due to the increased spiritual feeling. The temperance movement became popular during the Second Great Awakening due to religious feeling and concern for family.
Due to revivals the United states in the 1790 's-1830 's changed religion throughout the whole country. Which created the Second Great Awakening , this transformation changed Americans religon. In the beginning of the Revolution the largest denomomations were Puritan churches aslo called Congregationalist. Anglicans were also included,and Quakers. Methodism and Baptists, were also becoming a fast-growing relgions in the nation.
The great awakening and the enlightenment are similar in many ways but different in others. One way they are both similar is that they both defy traditional authority. Another way is that it taught them to seek truths for themselves. This shaped their beliefs. However they still had many differences.
The Central Ideas of the First Great Awakening The colonial American society witnessed innumerable revolutions and renewals during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. The revolutions had different thematic focuses including protests against slavery and racial segregation among others. One of such revolutions was the Great Awakening, which involved the spiritual revival that swept the colonial American communities. In particular, the Great Awakening was intense in the New England colony during the first five decades of the 18th century.
The Great Awakening was a considerably dramatic event that took place in America in the 18th century. It is difficult to understand just how much of an impact it had on the American people at the time but it is probably comparable to the way that America felt on November 22, 1963 when JFK was assassinated. How England felt on September 6, 1997 when Princess Diana was laid to rest in her grave, or how the U.S responded on September 11, 2001. At the time of the Great Awakening, America had never experience anything so life changing. Everything that had been taught and raised to believe was changing right in front of them, so at first this new era had caused feelings of confusion, devastation, and disbelief, but after a while the colonist began
The Second Great Awakening positively affected American culture. It is known for their revivals and their religious turn around, as well as how the culture of American people changed. Revivals were these camp meetings that 100s-1000s of people attended. There was singing, preaching, emotions and conversions. The Second Great Awakening was about people changing their freedom.
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
The Second Great Awakening affected society in a both harsh way and also positive way. It affected the society in a positive way because of all the movements that started. An example of one of the movements can be Women’s Movement which helped women basically get more rights in terms of them living their own life. The women did this because they wanted to be equal with the men since men could own property and vote but on the other hand there were the women who couldn 't do any of those tasks. There was also the Temperance Movement which helped drunks drink less alcohol since the movement lessened the amount of alcohol available in the U.S.
In any new nation there must be a sense of government and law. In this new nation, America, government and law came from one place, the church. There was nothing separating church from state until a strange occurrence started happening and this was called “The Great Awakening”. It was not started by anybody with strong political ties or money. This was coming from the average people of this new land of America and wanted to make a change and that is what they did.
Not only was there religious upheaval, but there was also a change in societal developments. For example, land availability became limited, there was diverse immigration, and the population began to drastically increase. Many followed the ideas of the Great
Like any abolitionist, William Garrison thought slavery was evil and should be ended immediately. In 1831, he wrote the most influential anti-slavery newspaper, The Liberator. On the first page of Garrison’s newspaper, he said, “ I will be as harsh as truth, and as uncompromising as justice….I am in earnest….I will not excuse-I will not retreat a single inch-and I WILL BE HEARD.”
The Second Great Awakening occurred as a result of the fear that secularism was on the rise and felt that these emerging beliefs had threatened their religions in some aspects (Palmer). During the Second Great Awakening, preachers would travel in an attempt to make salvation available to people in the frontier that did not have churches. Revival meetings often took place which helped unify the people through shared beliefs and gave opportunities for potential conversions for non-believers (Palmer). As a result of the Awakening, a strong desire to reform the nation arose. The Second Great Awakening saw the emergence of Transcendentalism, a philosophical movement that emphasised the dignity of the individual and the celebration of nature and life.
‘The Liberator’ Recently after leaving the society, Garrison created his own paper, 'The Liberator' along with Isaac Knapp, which told stories of runaway slaves, and informed the public of the cruelty of slavery and was mainly responsible for the reputation of Garrison as an Abolitionist. Its motto read "Our country is the world - our countrymen are mankind" (Ref. 4). A poem published in its first issue, on Saturday Source 2: Vol. 1, Issue 1 of ‘The Liberator’ January 1, 1831, stated; published by Garrison and Knapp (Ref. 2)
With the development of a civilized society in America during the 1700s and 1800s, the role religion played in an everyday person 's life was becoming more and more weekended. To counter this, a series of religious revivals were set in motion, The Great Awakenings. These were a series of large, sweeping religious, social, and political changes that looked to use the basis of religion to revive faith in a neglected belief, bring about numerous social reforms, and use political groups to great effect on society 's mentality. In this easy we will detail the key participants, the causes and the consequences of the First and Second Great Awakenings in America.
In Kate Chopin 's novel The Awakening and the short story “The Story of An Hour” feminist beliefs overshadow the value in moral and societal expectations during the turn of the century. Due to Louise Mallard and Edna Pontellier Victorian life style they both see separating from their husband as the beginning of their freedom. Being free from that culture allows them to invest in their personal interest instead of being limited to what 's expected of them. Chopin 's sacrifices her own dignity for the ideal of society’s expectations. Chopin 's sad, mysterious tone seems to support how in their era, there was a significant lack of women 's rights and freedom of expression.