During the early Pax Romana, Christianity, emerged and it spread rapidly in the Roman Empire. The founder of Christianity was Jesus who used parables with moral lessons to communicate his ideas. Jesus emphasized mercy, sympathy for the poor and helpless, morality, forgiveness, and service to others. Christianity eventually became the official religion of Rome because of its unifying force and the fact that it appealed to all classes in society. The humble, poor and oppressed found comfort in his message of love, equality, human dignity, and promise for a better life.
After the War of 1812, the United States underwent periods of cultural, governmental and social reform instigated by the population’s push for increased democracy, freedom, and rights. This time, The Second Great Awakening, changed citizens’ views on religion, morals, rights and life values up to and past the death of Zachary Taylor in 1850. Reform movements commenced by the populous focused on women’s rights, slavery, suffrage or improvement of government facilities. The restructuring of prisons yielded the most success by the reform movements, and the reformation of religion was the largest change on a social
During the 1730s and 1740s the Great Awakening was a religious revival that lead by the Protestants. The main idea of the revivals was to preach a new idea of being reborn which meant that one must except Jesus Christ as their lord and savior. Once that occurred the people in return they will be forever saved and be forgiven for the sins they have committed in the past and the ones they will commit in the future. The text the Itinerants Chapter 2 from the Great Awakening PDF is a great text to read for information on the Great Awakening. The text shows how people like George Whitefield and others like him reshaped the landscape of the religious world.
When my values and beliefs did not line up I had to reconcile these, which lead to more spiritual growth. For example, if I believed in heaven, why was I hating God for allowing my grandmother to die. By lining my belief and values up, with realizing my grandmother was in a good place and that it was not God’s fault, my list was reconciles and I then moved onto the validity of this
During this time period, religion was a major role in daily-life; therefore, using biblical references was a major appeal to the audience’s emotion as well as to substantiate the author’s own legitimacy. Jefferson and Henry took advantage of this common tactic in order to maintain the audience’s interest and enhance the testimonies validity. In both of the given articles, each author established religion into their argument within the first paragraph. Declaration of Independence utilized it as an explanation for why the country is in need of its independence, and “Speech in the Virginia Convention” appropriates religious claims as a way to assign responsibility to the masses. The two authors have a similar claim attached to each time they mention God, that being that He wishes them to be free and that America is the colonists’ country.
The effects of the Great Awakening were important. It prepared America for the War of Independence. It showed that people should not be afraid to shy away from their religious beliefs. If the churches were not living up to expectations or what the people believed in anymore, they can move on and form new religious
In the three decades leading up to the outbreak of the American Civil War in 1861, the abolitionist movement, through direct actions and sentiment against slavery, sowed radical reactionary responses across the southern slave states. While the actions and views of abolitionists did not reflect the widespread or majority opinion of the free states, the reciprocal effect of the abolitionist propaganda and violent actions led to greater polarization in America over the topic of slavery and its expansion. Additionally, the various actions performed by the northern based abolitionist created an aura of fear and paranoia amongst the ruling slaveholding political elite in the south who increasingly saw the actions as an attack on the southern slave
Hence, parallelism was used so citizens could be influenced easily by the aims of Johnson’s government as the ideas are more organized. This applies to a part of the speech when he said “We will not be defeated. We will not grow tired. We will not withdraw” . Also, when Johnson quotes the Bible, claiming “We must say in Southeast Asia, as we did in Europe, in the words of the Bible: “Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further.””, he is using an allusion.
Whether its through less corporate power, Hull Houses, or racial equality, these reformers transformed American society in an influential way. Each of these people had been creating improvements because their society needed change. They had realized that every person has their own responsibility to help make society better, and they decided to do their part. Even now, their impact on society all those years ago still have lasting effects. Progressives were able to find an innovative solution for social issues because they thought of it as a civic duty.
Many people are influenced into finding their own identity. Our values, morals, and beliefs are followed by the life choices we make in becoming who we are. For example, Marther Luther King, a civil right activists, who made a huge impact in today’s society by making the world more equal and giving a voice for the minorities. He had been influenced by Mahatma Gandhi, who wrote about civil disobedience and peaceful demonstration. As of today, culture has changed over the years because of them, however not the world where race was still a problem.
A religious movement, that made religion more popular, between 1730 - 1740. Jonathon Edwards and George Whitefield were the two who set off the great awakening. Jonathon Edwards helped set off the Great Awakening because of in his “powerful” sermons, he would call on colonists, also young people, to examine their lives. He would preach of god’s sweetness and beauty, but at the same time he would warn the listeners to pay attention to the bibles teachings. Otherwise, they would be sinners.
The leaders of the movement made a great impact and is the reason why people are not judged by the color of their skin. The movement made it to where the schools would be integrated and minorities would be able to get federal benefits and not be singled out. The movement encouraged people to stand up for what they believed in, even if others didn’t think they should have certain rights as the white people did. The Christian faith was spread throughout the movement, and the black church played an important role. The black church was a safe place for the member and leaders to meet so they could plan their events.
we need to go back to earlier revivals and the current social environment of the 1800 's. During the first half of the 1800 's, the population of the United States grew from five to thirty million, and the boundary of the nation moved ever westward. Revivals became the primary means of Christianizing the growing and expanding population. These revivals at the beginning of the nineteenth century became known as the Second Great Awakening. The Second Great Awakening was very democratic anyone could be saved, personal study of the Bible was as good as or better than being taught by someone with formal training, regular people could be called by God to become preachers, and God expected everyone not just a special few to do His work on
During the Second Great Awakening, new religious doctrine originating in the New England states led to a shifting of religious beliefs, including long held opinions regarding slavery. This mid-19th Century reform was sparked by Abolitionist leaders like William Lloyd Garrison, who took to the podium as well as published anti-slavery views. Likewise, Fredrick Douglas took a stand as a free black man, educator, writer and orator, publicly denouncing slavery. In addition, Harriet Tubman along with Quakers assisted groups of slaves to freedom through the use of the Underground Railroad. Books such as Uncle Tom’s Cabin exposed the inhumane abuse and treatment of slaves, bringing profound awareness of atrocities being carried out by slave owners
In early 19th century America, Antebellum reforms grew and spread across America attempting to bring democratic ideals to all parts of the American society, in giving equality to women, rehabilitating drunkards, and freeing blacks from slavery in the eyes of the whites and the blacks. Woman in Antebellum America wanted suffrage and equal opportunities in education and employment with men. Many wives and church members sought to convert and reform drunkards from their sinful drinking. The white abolitionist proclaimed equal rights for blacks, however, they wanted to limit the expansion of black rights to only abolishing slavery. The black abolitionist strived for the ultimate goal of freedom and equality for all blacks in America.