What are the fundamental differences between the Enlightenment and the Great Awakening movements, and what if anything did these two movements have in common?
The Great Awakening and the Enlightenment were two historical events that shaped the thoughts of people and religion in the mid 1700's America. The Great Awakening began about the 1930's and reached its climax ten years later in 1740. They both formed and shaped the way many think today and brought lots
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Anglo-America had more institution of higher learning than England. A self confident Anglo-American upper class had garnered expertise in law, trade, finance, and politics. The Great Awakening resulted in an outburst of missionary activity among Native Americans in the movement of importance against slavery; and in various other humanitarian undertakings. It served to build up interests that were intercolonial in character, to increase opposition to the Anglican Church and the royal officials who supported it.