HIST 2111 Notes 9.24.07

HIST 2111 Notes 9.24.07 - The Great Awakening. Early 19th...

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The Great Awakening…. Early 19 th century (1800s) this style of religion became dominant and has remained ever since. Peter Cartwright, revivalist minister Type of demanding emotional religion becomes dominant trend in country. Methodists, Baptists, some revivalist Presbyterians expand. Spread literature, etc. about half Americans involved actively in church by the start of the Civil war. Congregational Puritans, Quakers, Episcopalian groups in decline. “If God is coming again soon and we want to create an ideal society on Earth, we need to do some of it ourselves, set the proper patterns.” One of the largest (membership) reform movements, the temperance movements: Restrict or in some cases abolish the use of alcoholic beverages in America Almost all colonists drank alcohol. Grain was often turned into alcohol. (Western Penn) Just about everyone had alcohol Taverns were an important place at least for males to gather and discuss important issues Mid to late 1700s excessive alcohol use. By 1800, widely seen as a problem
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HIST 2111 Notes 9.24.07 - The Great Awakening. Early 19th...

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