HIST2111SP-Week6A - The Great Awakening and The English...

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The Great Awakening and The English Influence for Revolution
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Recap 1. Think intently about the ways that the ruling elite went about creating an environment that was supportive of the institution of slavery 2. Elites in the Northern and Southern colonies -- linked by trade -- had a vested interest in the institution of slavery 3. All institutions and structures of the society were transformed into potential tools to support the slave system or facilitate its continuation 4. The American colonies experienced a surge in population as a result of increased immigration (free and unfree), early marriages, increased birth rate, low death rate and longer average life span
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Review All were reasons for the surge in population, EXCEPT : A. Increased immigration from Europe and Africa A. Natural Increase -- more births than deaths A. Early Marriages -- need for labor A. Native Americans experienced a spike in survival rates as a result of improved resistance to diseases, lower death rates during war and diminished alcohol intake A. Frequent births and improving survival rates among settlers
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What Do You Think? What are some of the popular images and perceptions of evangelical preaching and ministers or television evangelists?
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The Great Awakening Jonathan Edwards George Whitefield William Tennent
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Impetus for Great Awakening 1. Influenced by German Pietism 2. Shortage of lay ministers and churches 1. Very little consideration for religious matters in the early frontier and settlement environment 1. Church hierarchies in the colonies were undeveloped 1. Clerical authority in most major denominations was weak 2. Lack of ready access to the ministry for those interested 1. Anticlericism was widespread
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