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The Second Great Awakening

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Pat OBrien

on 1 November 2012

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Transcript of The Second Great Awakening

Evangelical Christians: The Second Great Awakening Deemed as the second greatest religious revival in United States history The Second Great Awakening led to other reforms in the Antebellum Reform such as reforms in Public Education, Penitentiary and Asylum Reform, as well as the Temperance Movement. The Second Great Awakening involved the changing and variation of different Christian beliefs. This was also known as somewhat of a "religious revival" The goal of those involved in the Second Great Awakening was to evangelize the newly formed and settled territories in the West. A major ideal of the Second Great Awakening was that the Second coming of Jesus Christ was near, this caused many people to go into somewhat of a panic and to attempt to live better lives and to correct past wrongs. This also led to the mass migration of people from other countries. They came to the United States seeking political and religious freedom, they felt that they could restore to a purer form of Christianity. "The Burned Over District" - Upstate New York, which was where the Second Great Awakening first began. (Lake Ontario to the Adirondack Mountains). Major benefits went to the Methodists and Baptists from this. Mormons, Seventh Day Adventists got their starts from the Second Great Awakening. The Second Great Awakening sparked an increase in Chruch membership as well. This also started the formation of "camp meetings" or mass Chrurch meetings, sometimes up to 10,000 people would attend. Charles G. Finney
One of the early leaders of the movment, he was known as the "father of modern revivalism" Joseph Smith
Oringinally founded the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, credited with founding Mormonism Alexander Campbell
Early leader of the movment, preached on the teachings from his father, Thomas Campbell In the end, created more diversity and led to reforms.
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