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HistorySept24notes - I Great Awakening a Causes b Revivals c Influence on the Colonists Not only are the colonists divided culturally due to the

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I. Great Awakening a. Causes b. Revivals c. Influence on the Colonists - Not only are the colonists divided culturally due to the old and new likes, the established order is challenged. The establishment = the way things were. Established hierarchy, established government, etc. The new likes start questioning everything. Baptists oppose drinking, dancing, horse racing. Wealthy people ran the government and made themselves known at horse races etc. People started questioning the wealthy tradition. Question the established social hierarchy. The questioning doesn't take it apart. It's still there. Question whether things need to be the way they are right then. Very important lesson was that it was okay to question. So what if that was the way things had always been, maybe that's wrong. III. Comparison of the Enlightenment and the Great Awakening - Great Awakening is all about church, religion, and faith. Both movements have something in common. Both start the colonists questioning things. Enlightenment said human beings were naturally good but could screw up do to corrupting influences. You study situation, find source of problem, and change things. Say that it's okay to change if things aren't going right. Great Awakening said if the world, institutions, are working like you think they should, change them. Establish your own church, question the social hierarchy. - GA is dying down by the late 18th century. The religious part. The questioning part lingers and contributes to the Revolution because of what both movements said. Road to Independence and Revolution - Things change for the colonists big time in 1763.
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I. French and Indian War a. Events of the war b. British unsatisfied with the colonists' role - In the middle of the 18th century, there is a complicated situation in the colonies. Colonies are independent of one another. Jealously
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2008 for the course HIST 2055 taught by Professor Sheehan during the Fall '08 term at LSU.

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HistorySept24notes - I Great Awakening a Causes b Revivals c Influence on the Colonists Not only are the colonists divided culturally due to the

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