Great Awakening

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The Great Awakening was an influential event in the life of the American people. Before it was over, it had swept the colonies of the eastern seaboard, transforming the social and religious life of land. The Great Awakening of 1735-1745 was a reaction to a decline in piety and a laxity of morals within the Congregational Churches of New England. However, the Great Awakening was not a catalyst for the American Revolution. It brought religious …

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…and social reasons led to the Revolution. Preachers, like John Whitefield, strThe voice of John Whitefield was soon joined by John and Charles Wesley, and many others. Starting with Whitefield, a tremendous chorus of praise and preaching rang throughout the land, and was sustained for at least fifty years. The revival changed the entire temper of English society. The religious, economic and political reasons of the Great Awakening influenced an inclination toward revolution. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography**