Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM


Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.


APUSH Project: 2nd Great Awakening/Religious Movements

Raveena Roshini Husna Sabina

Sabina Vekris

on 4 December 2013

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of APUSH Project: 2nd Great Awakening/Religious Movements

2nd Great Awakening
Religious Movements
Roshini Jagadam
Husna Rahim

Sabina Vekris
2nd Great Awakening
The Latter Day Saint Movement
Began in Western New York with Joseph Smith
He published The Book of Mormon
He founded Mormonism as a religion in 1830
The Book of Mormon
The Book of Mormon contains text that was claimed to be by ancient prophets who lived on the American continent 
The religious beliefs from the book challenged contemporary churches’ conception of theology.
Mormon missionaries have actively preached the religion since 1830
As the religion spread it got more and more heat from other Americans
Mormon economic and political practices ran counter to Jacksonian democracy
His teachings underscored and challenged the democratizing trends in religion that were taking place during the Second Great Awakening.
Gov. Lilburn Boggs; Passed
“Extermination Order” in 1838
The fear that large Mormon populations would dominate local politics led to them being persecuted many places
Utah wasn’t considered sufficiently “Americanized” until 1890s
The spread of Mormon teachings
Modern distribution of Mormonism
Basic Beliefs
Believed in God’s existence as only one
People essentially good
God seen as a loving father
Emphasis on rational thinking
Reaction to The Great Awakening
New England
Kings Chapel
First Unitarian Church
James Freeman
William Ellery Channing
Liberal articles and letters
1819- Unitarian Christianity, manifesto of Unitarianism
Congregationalist Churches
American Unitarian Associaion
To spread Unitarianism
Spoke out on various issues
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Theodore Parker
Joseph Priestley
Rejected Calvinism and became a dissenting minister
First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia
Camp Meetings
Held large numbers of people to convert through an passionate style of preaching and audience participation.

The Second Great Awakening also resulted in greater participation in public affairs by white women and African American participation in Christianity.
Converted many people
Many of the Founding Fathers, like Jefferson, embraced the doctrines of Deism that Thomas Paine promoted in his book The Age of Reason.
Deists relied on science rather than the Bible;
they rejected the concept of original sin and denied Christ’s divinity
Deists were extreme rationalists
Deism helped to inspire an
important development from
the severe Puritanism of the past but led to a new counter-offensive by Christianity during the 2nd Great Awakening

Deism and other rationalist challenges arose causing much dispute between religions.
Deism was attacked by the revivalists who wanted to degrade its influence.
What is it?
A series of religious revivals that covered all of America and practically changed the role of religion in America.
Increased Church activity
Emergence of new Christian denominations
Social Activism
Temperance movement resulted in the creation of a constitutional amendment that banned the manufacture, sale, and transport of alcohol.
Mostly in the Northeast and Midwest
“The noise was like the roar of Niagara. The vast sea of human beings seemed to be agitated as if by a storm. I counted seven ministers, all preaching at one time, some on stumps, others on wagons ... Some of the people were singing, others praying, some crying for mercy. A peculiarly strange sensation came over me. My heart beat tumultuously, my knees trembled, my lips quivered, and I felt as though I must fall to the ground.”
Decrease in the practice of religion
New Religious groups
More people practiced religion
More educational institutions were launched
Attempts to abolish slavery and alcohol were created
The Second Great Awakening also resulted in greater participation in public affairs by white women and African American participation in Christianity.
Alexander, Thomas G. Mormonism in Transition: A History of the Latter-day Saints, 1890-1930. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1986.
Arrington, Leonard J. Great Basin Kingdom: An Economic History of the Latter-Day Saints, 1830-1900. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1958.
"Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations." UUA: Unitarian History. UUA, 30 2012. Web. 26 Oct 2012.
"BBC Religions - History of Unitarianim ." BBC Religions. BBC, 21 2009. Web. 26 Oct 2012.
Cisco, Lindsey. "UCC History Joseph Priestly." The Unitarian Church in Charleston. Unitarian Church in Charleston, n.d. Web. 26 Oct 2012.
Milton, Charles Wm. "Copy of Letter from the Rev. Mr. Milton." Letter to Rev. and Dear Sir. 14 Oct. 1801. Revival of Religion. N.p.: Newburyport, n.d. 117-20.Www.usingessexhistory.org. Web. 22 Oct. 2012. 
Sparknotes.com. ©2011 SparkNotes LLC, n.d. Web. 21 Oct. 2012. 
The Age of Reason
Book written by Thomas Paine
Promoted Deism
Many people disagreed with this
Triggered the Second Great Awakening
Full transcript