Apush Great Awakening Essay - U.S History October 4 2016 Kripa Mathew During the 1700s in the American colonies England Scotland and Germany the Great

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U.S. HistoryOctober 4, 2016Kripa Mathew During the 1700s in the American colonies, England, Scotland, and Germany the Great Awakening arose as an evangelical transatlantic movement that had various long-term effects. Jonathan Edwards and George Whitefield were important leaders in this movement. Many church leaders’ fears, the Enlightenment, and a desire for greater religious purity inspired the revivals. The Great Awakening led to challenging traditional authority, ideas of equality spreading, condemnation of slavery, new churches, birth of charity, and a focus on inner experience. It led to conflict between traditionalists and revivalists that resulted in a split in congregations. The Great Awakening primarily appealed to the lower class and minorities because they saw it as hope for a social or political revolution. The Great Awakening, a new age of faith, arose due to church leaders’ fears, the new revivalist preachers, and as a response to the Enlightenment. As colonial economic growth increased, many church leaders worried that people were too preoccupied with worldly affairs. They were concerned that expansion, commercial development, the

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