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The Great Awakening Path to the American Revolution Slide 2 The Colonies had little in Common Formed differently due to geography, exploration and settlement Few roads in the colonies England constantly at war with France and thus let the colonies develop by themselves Slide 3 What kind of corruption by government leaders will tend to corrupt society as a whole? Slide 4 Beyond terrorism, are their internal threats to our society that could, in the future, bring our country down? Slide 5 Corruption 1. Corrupt British officials 2. Colonial governor had a lot of power 3. Colonial offices were sold for bribes or to reward incompetent men who were down on their luck 4. Shallow belief in God, especially within the Church of England. Anglican ministers were often appointed as a perk of the governor. Slide 6 Edward Hyde, the Lord Cornbury Appointed governor of New York in 1700 Owed large gambling debts Dressed up as Queen Anne when drunk Embezzled money meant for defense of colony Recalled in 1709 Slide 7 Revival A reawakening of interest in religion after a period of decline. Slide 8 Jonathan Edwards A 1741 sermon helped increase the revival known as the Great Awakening. The sermon is known as Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. Slide 9 George Whitefield Anglican priest He had a very powerful voice. His 1739-1741 preaching tour of the colonies spread the Great Awakening. He was extremely popular. Slide 10 Slide 11 Outdoor Preaching He didnt care what church a Christian went to as long as he was a Christian. Due to this, he was not allowed to speak in many Anglican churches. He began to speak outside in fields. Slide 12 Whitefield Preaching to a Horse Racing Crowd Slide 13 There were many who opposed Whitefields preaching Slide 14 Hogarths view of Whitefields preaching Slide 15 Some suspected Whitefield was preaching for the money but Benjamin Franklin said it was not true Slide 16 Impact of the Great Awakening It was a shared experience that helped begin to bring the colonies together. Slide 17 It weakened the Church of Englands power in America. Slide 18 It helped different religious viewpoints to be tolerated in America. Slide 19 Education It led to the emergence of many schools and colleges such as Princeton, Rutgers and Brown Universities Slide 20 Literacy became so common that by the time of the Revolution, 95% of Americans could read and write. Slide 21 Opposition to Corruption Over time, American preachers began to preach against the moral problems of English leaders. Slide 22 It was a small step from leaving a corrupt church to leaving a corrupt nation. The preachers would be the first to call for Revolution a generation later. Peter Muhlenberg >> Slide 23 There would have been no American Revolution without the Great Awakening. Slide 24 Homework Assignment Do a double Bar graph on the increase in churches from 1700 to 1780 Slide 25 Lutheran 17007 1780240 Presbyterian 170028 1780495 German Reformed 17000 1780201 Dutch Reformed 170026 1780127 Slide 26 Roman Catholic 170022 178056 Baptist 170033 1780457 Congregational 1700146 1780749 Church of England (Anglican) 1700111 1780406

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