Chapter 15 Summary - Eric Zilber AP U.S History I GL Mr...

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Eric Zilber AP U.S. History I GL Mr. Riotto March 12, 2010 Chapter 15 Summary Up until 1850, about 75% of the population attended church regularly. While Deism stressed reason and rejected original sin of man as well as Christ’s divinity. Unitarian faith originating in New England believed that G-d was one person, in salvation through good works, and appealed to rational rationalists and optimists. Resulting from liberalism in religion in 1800, the second Great Awakening resulted in prison reform, church reform, temperance movement, women’s rights movement, and abolition of slavery in 1830s. The revival caused the New York and its Puritans the “Burned Over District”, the Millerites who predicted Christ’s return in 1844, and widened the gap between classes. In 1830, Joseph Smith claimed an angel gave him the golden tablets of NY with the Book of Mormon and therefore created the Church of Mormon. Mormons were antagonized because of polygamy, drilling militia, and voting as a unit. Brigham
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