Chapter 15 Terms

Chapter 15 Terms - Chapter15Terms 1. SecondGreatAwakening

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Chapter 15 Terms 1. Second Great Awakening - movement toward making Americans more upstanding, God-fearing, and literate beginning  in the late  1790s and continuing into the nineteenth century, it swept through America’s churches, transforming the place of  religion in American life and sending a generation of believers out on their missions to perfect the world  Swept up more people than that first Great Awakening.  encouraged prison reform, the temperance cause, the  women’s movement, and the abolition of slavery. 2. Charles Finney -  the  greatest of the revival preachers , he held huge crowds spellbound with the power of his oratory and the  pungency of his message, leading massive revivals in New York City in 1830 and 1831- he preached a version of  the old-time religion, but was innovative. He  devised the “anxious bench,”  where repentant sinners would sit in  full view of the congregation. He denounced both alcoholism and slavery He was known as the  father of modern revivalism  and was a pioneer of cooperation among Protestant  denominations. He believed that conversions were human creations instead of the divine works of God, and that  people’s destinies were in their own hands. His  Social Gospel offered salvation to all. 3. Joseph Smith -  reported that he had received some golden plates from an angel. When deciphered, they constituted  the  Book of Mormon , and the  Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints  was launched. He and his brother  were murdered and mangled by a mob in 1844 4. Brigham Young (1846-1837) -  took charge of the Mormon church after Smith’s death.  He only received eleven days of formal schooling, but  he was an aggressive leader, eloquent preacher, and a gifted administrator-  relocated the Mormons to Utah where the community became a prosperous frontier theocracy and a cooperative commonwealth Young has been criticized for both his s upport of polygamy and his intolerance towards opposition. 5. Horace Mann -   brilliant and idealistic graduate of Brown University, he was  secretary of the Massachusetts Board of  Education , campaigning effectively for more and better school-houses, longer school terms, higher pay for  teachers, and an expanded curriculum  6. Noah Webster-  Tale-educated Connecticut Yankee who aided educational advances and was known as the  “Schoolmaster of the Republic.”  His  reading lessons were designed to promote patriotism , and he devoted  twenty years to his  famous dictionary , published in 1828, helping to standardize the American language 7. McGuffey’s Reader - 
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Chapter 15 Terms - Chapter15Terms 1. SecondGreatAwakening

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