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As the Americans entered an era of transition and instability, they sought to expand democratic ideals in the society, where sudden changes were occurring and traditional values were being challenged, through various reform movements during 1825-1850. The rise of religious revivals , movements for equal rights and protecting liberties of different social groups, and desire to bring order and control helped reform the society to live up to the nation¡¯s founding ideals, The rise of popular religion and series of religious revivals reinforced American democracy and liberty. The Second Great Awakening, series of religious revivals , was accompanied by revival meetings, the erection of new churches, and the founding of colleges and universities; it was part of the impetus behind the other reform movements . It also raised the moral standard in the society. Charles G. Finney was one of the educated Presbyterians who dominated revivals in the East and spread the idea that the reformation of church will bring the salvation of sinners and reformation
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