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Enlightenment and The Great Awakening

Enlightenment and The Great Awakening - Bailee Milner...

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Bailee Milner Professor Fisher Writing Assignment One 13 August 2011 The Impact of the Great Awakening and the Enlightenment The Great Awakening and the Enlightenment caused an immense disturbance in British North America. The movements started with the influence of The Protestant Revolution. The Great Awakening was ultimately a revival to the churches and it defined new divisions of religious beliefs. The Enlightenment, a similar rival paradox to the Great Awakening, was a wave of new ideas concerning the how the people of British North America lived their lives without relying on God for everything. The philosophy of the founding fathers was heavily influenced by these two powerful movements while writing the Constitution of the United States and the Declaration of Independence. Although they seemed like opposites, The Great Awakening and the Enlightenment brought about great change to the New England colonies and paved the road to equality and a balance between religion and state. The Great Awakening brought about a revival to churches and paved a new road for religion. It presented the idea that every person should trust in God and leave the past behind, an
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