kicked out of their land, more hunting ground and to gain profits from their fur trade. In this land, different tribes lived side-by-side with the European traders and missionaries. Pontiac’s Rebellion: revolt of the Indians against the British rule named after an Ottawa war leader. During the Seven Years War, the Indians had fought from both sides, the British and the French, but the majority of them fought from the French side. Even if the French had lost the war returned to their homeland, the Indians were still here. They were scared of the British’s westward expansion, and to save their land, the Indians from Ohio Valley and Great Lakes commenced a revolt. Another reason included were the teachings of Neolin, a Delaware religious prophet. He advised people to reject European technology, get freedom and drive the British out of their land. Neolin: a Delaware religious prophet. He had a vision where the Master of Life instructed him to tell the people to reject European technology, get freedom and drive the British out of their land. The French could stay as they were more tolerant of them. Using his vision, he combined it with the idea of pan-Indian identity. This led the people to believe that they
could retrieve their lost freedom. in the beginning, even though the Indians were divided by their tribes, their shared feelings and situation of being expelled from their own land and the war they fought on France’s side against Britain brought them together against this one enemy.
Great Awakening: ● The Great Awakening was the series of events that were held for the revival of religion in the colonies beginning in the 1730s. ● It was started as many ministers feared that due to the westward expansion, commercial development and the growth and spreading of enlightenment ideas, many people haven’t been engaging in the church as much as they used to. ● these events offered a more emotional and personal Christianity compared to a church in order to bring back the lost devotion in people. ● The Great Awakening wasn’t only prevalent in the American colonies or Christianity, but it was spread worldwide. For example, Islam in the Middle East and the Jews in Eastern Europe both demanded a Great Awakening. Edwards ● Jonathan Edwards was a Congregationalist minister of Massachusetts. ● He played a role in spreading the great awakening ● His most famous sermon, or speech, was Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God which talked about how a sinful man was like an insect hanging from a string on top of a fiery pit that could be cut any time ● what he wanted to portray from this was that if you have committed a sin, you are going to hell unless you accept all your sins and ask god for divine grace. he called this a “new birth” Whitfield ● George Whitefield was an English minister who spread the Great Awakening in England.
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